A civil action for damages can help car accident victims and victims of medical malpractice, defective or dangerous products or other traumatic accidents with the physical financial and emotional damages they have suffered. Injured victims may wonder about the specific types of damages they may be able to recover and what they can help with.
To begin with, a personal injury claim for damages can help injured victims with their medical bills and the costs of their medical care and treatment. Victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses and future medical care costs, as well as compensation for disfigurement and permanent disability if they have suffered injuries and harm of that nature. In addition, injured victims may be able to recover pain and suffering damages for the mental anguish associated with an unexpected car accident and the injuries suffered.
Personal injury damages also include damages for lost wages and lost-earning capacity if the injuries suffered by the victim reduce their ability to work to earn a living. Other damages that may be available depend on the situation. This can include loss of society and companionship, loss of consortium, loss of support and services and loss of enjoyment of life. A personal injury claim for damages can be brought against a negligent driver or other negligent party responsible for the harm the victim has suffered.
Getting the help they need with the recovery process may be possible through a personal injury claim for damages brought by a car accident victim. A personal injury claim for damages can hold the negligent driver or other negligent party accountable and ensure injured victims get the help they need to heal.