What are the damages a personal injury claim can help with?

May 3, 2020 | Firm News

On western Washington’s busy roadways, car accidents can result in catastrophic injuries for victims which can alter the lives of victims forever. An unexpected car accident can result in traumatic brain injuries, disabling injuries and other injuries such as broken bones. As a result, victims need to be familiar with the protections available to them for their physical, financial and emotional damages.

Personal injury damages can help victims seeking to recover compensation for their:

  • Medical Expenses: Victims of car accidents may be left with extensive medical costs because of the medical treatment and care their injuries require. Car accident victims may suffer catastrophic injuries that require ongoing medical treatment and care following the car accident. Damages for medical expenses and future medical care costs may be available to injured victims for the care of their injuries and if their injuries require future or lifelong care.
  • Lost Wages: Victims of car accidents may be left with lost wages while they are unable to work as they recover from their injuries. Depending on the nature and extent of their injuries, damages may also be available for lost-earning capacity, disability or disfigurement.
  • Pain and Suffering Damages: Victims of car accidents may be left with extensive emotional trauma. As victims cope with life following a car accident, damages may also be available for their pain and suffering.

It is important for injured car accident victims to keep careful records of the medical care and treatment and other damages they suffer. Injured victims should prepare to substantiate and document their damages.

Unfortunately, car accidents occur every day and are not an uncommon occurrence, however, that does not lessen the devastating impact of the injuries and damages they can cause victims. A personal injury claim for damages against the negligent driver responsible for causing the car accident may help victims recover compensation for the harm they have suffered.