What types of damages can you pursue after a car accident?

An accident can change your life in a split second. Even if there are not serious physical injuries, the emotional scarring can run deep. Depending on the nature of your accident, it is possible that you could have grounds to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury claim. The damages that you can pursue depend largely on the nature of your accident and the types of losses you experienced.

Seeking appropriate compensation

Before you begin a civil claim, it is useful to have a good understanding of the types of compensation that are available. Some the damages you could pursue through your personal injury claim include the following:

  • Damages for medical expenses: Medical bills are costly, but you may seek payment for losses related to hospital bills, ambulance costs, physical therapy, disfigurement and expenses related to permanent or temporary disability.
  • Damages for emotional pain and suffering: A car accident doesn’t just affect you physically; it can leave you with serious emotional damage. You may fight for compensation for the mental and emotional distress you experienced, including compensation for future pain and complications.
  • Damages for other losses: There are other ways that you could experience loss after an accident. From missing work to loss of companionship, these losses are very real and can have a very serious impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones.

No two car accidents are the same, and there is no one-size-fits-all personal injury claim. You deserve a full and fair recovery if you suffered because of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, and an evaluation of your case could reveal the amount of damages you could pursue through a civil claim.

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