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3 types of damages you can claim after a car accident

On Behalf of | Feb 13, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Anyone can be injured in a motor vehicle accident, whether you are a driver, pedestrian or cyclist. A significant percentage of accidents occur due to someone’s negligence and can result in damages.

Here are three types of damages you can claim after a car accident.

Medical bills

You need medical attention after being injured in a car accident. Injuries may be minor, such as cuts, bruises, sprains and aches, or major, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, paralysis, burns, permanent disability, burns and broken bones. The extent of your injury will determine your medical bills.

Irrespective of the degree of the injury, the expenses anyone involved in a car accident may incur include ambulance fees, treatment, physical therapy, medications, medical devices, in-home medical care and travel costs for follow-up appointments. Some of these costs are one-time, while others may be ongoing for a long time, for instance, in the case of a serious injury.

Lost wages

The injuries you suffer from a car accident may affect your ability to work. You may have a hard time working for as many hours as before, or it may be impossible to work. As a result, you may get reduced pay due to the few hours or may need to switch to a less-demanding job with less income. Both situations lead to lost wages.

Pain and suffering

The pain you experience from the injuries may cause physical and mental distress. Further, you may suffer mental health issues like anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after an accident. This can affect you in different ways, including loss of enjoyment of life.

You can claim the above-discussed damages and others when filing a lawsuit after a car accident. Learn more about your case to recover the compensation you deserve.