If you’ve had to find a new job lately that requires you to drive to a nearby town, then the extra miles you’re putting in are putting you at an increased risk of being in a car accident. If you’re reading this post then the chances are that you or a loved one has already been injured in one of these wrecks. The aftermath of a car accident can leave you reeling as you struggle to try to find a way to cover your losses and make ends meet, all at a time when you’re suffering physically and emotionally. As such, you’re probably left wondering exactly how a personal injury lawsuit can help you.
What damages can I recover?
If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, then a personal injury claim might lead to the recovery of compensation. Here’s what you might be able to obtain money for:
- Lost wages: If you’ve missed work, are expected to miss work, and/or will be unable to earn as much as you did prior to your accident, then you’ll probably be able to recover compensation for those damages.
- Medical expenses: Treating car accident injuries can be costly, especially if you’re uninsured or your insurance policy isn’t very helpful. A successful personal injury lawsuit can lead to the recovery of incurred and expected medical expenses as well as rehabilitation costs.
- Pain and suffering: This is a hard category to put a price on, but you can demonstrate value here by showing how your injuries have affected your daily living and prevented you from doing the things you love.
- There may be other recoverable damages in your case, and calculating your damages appropriately is key to a successful outcome. This is why you should carefully analyze these matters with your attorney.
While money is certainly a big focus in these cases, it’s not the only thing you can get from a personal injury lawsuit. By imposing liability you can also get a sense of accountability and justice. This can help you find closure and shift your focus on your life ahead.
We know that dealing with car accident injuries is challenging, to say the least. But you can have support throughout the process. That’s why skilled legs teams like ours stand ready to help.