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Different types of personal injury damages victims may recover

This blog has recently discussed how serious car accidents and products liability-related accidents can be for victims. It can be helpful to take a look at the different types of personal injury damages car accident victims and others may be able recover through a personal injury claim for damages.

Personal injury damages can include compensation to help injured victims with their physical, financial and emotional injuries suffered in a car accident. Personal injury damages commonly fall into three broad categories of damages, including damages for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Compensation for medical expenses and future medical care costs that may be needed because of the injuries the victim has suffered are important for many car accident victims and their families.

Additionally, injured victims may be left without a source of income if they are unable to work because of the injuries they suffered in a car accident. Compensation for lost wages and lost-earning capacity, if the injured victim is unable to return to their usual type of work, can help injured victims trying to recover from their injuries. Lastly, pain and suffering damages can help injured victims with the emotional damages they suffer in an unexpected car accident.

Damages may also be available for disability and disfigurement depending on how extensive the victim’s injuries are. A personal injury claim for damages can be brought against a negligent driver following an unexpected car accident to help them recover compensation for their damages which is an important legal remedy for car accident victims to be aware of.