Types of Damages Available for Auto Accidents Claim
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, you have the legal right to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your ordeal. Here are some types of damages that are typically available in an auto accident claim.
An auto accident can give rise to expensive medical bills, including medication, hospitalization, and other costs associated with obtaining the treatment. In fact, medical bills make a big part of a compensation claim in many car accident cases.
It’s important to seek immediate medical attention after the accident and keep a record of your medical records, including medical prescriptions, diagnosis, physician notes, and prior medical history to obtain maximum damages.
Pain and Suffering
A car accident can be a traumatic experience for many, and its impact can be more than physical. Some people can develop PTSD after an auto accident, either due to severe pain caused by the injuries or anguish and grief of losing a loved one.
Despite the reason, a victim can obtain compensation for therapy sessions to cope with the trauma. The court may even ask the negligent party to pay for the counseling sessions.
A victim may sustain serious injuries as a result of an auto accident. As a result, they have to miss work until they’ve fully recovered. In such cases, a victim can pursue compensation for lost wages due to the accident.
It’s critical for you to have the details of the period you missed work, including the working hours, the rate of pay, or other information that can help you to substantiate your claim. You may also require recent pay slips, a doctor’s note, and a letter from your employer to confirm important details that you can submit as evidence.
Lost Earning Capacity
A victim of an auto accident can sustain serious, life-altering injuries which can result in a disability, reducing their ability to earn money in the future. In some cases, it’s completely impractical for them to return to work, which entitles them to compensation for lost earning capacity.
While there’s no amount of damages that can compensate for disability, this form of compensation can provide financial relief. Your attorney may require bringing in expert witnesses such as accountants, economists, and expert medical staff to testify your altered condition.
Loss of Consortium
Loss of consortium enables a victim to receive compensation for the loss of companionship and affection in case their parent, spouse, or children suffer injuries or pass away due to an auto accident caused by the negligence of someone else.
This type of compensation enables a person to obtain damages for deprivation of the benefits of parenting or married life; for instance, the ability to show affection, due to an injury or death after the auto accident.
How to Obtain Damages?
If you’ve sustained injuries in an auto accident and looking to obtain damages for your anguish and pain, you should hire an experienced auto accident injury attorney.
A competent auto accident injury lawyer will study facts, gather evidence, and devise a strong case in your favor to help you obtain rightful compensation for your loss and sufferings.
Using their understanding of the legal system, an auto accident lawyer help you to hold the negligent party liable and ensure that your legal rights remain protected throughout the litigation process.
To learn more about the types of damages available in an auto accident claim or to schedule a free evaluation of your case, get in touch with Mark Novinsky by calling us at 617-4-INJURY.