Knowing what damages may be available through a personal injury claim is important for victims who have suffered personal injuries such as those that might be suffered in a car, truck, motorcycle or other type of traumatic accident. A personal injury claim for damages serves as a resource to help victims obtain the help they need with the damages they have suffered.
Personal injury damages include compensation for the physical, financial and emotional harm the victim has suffered because someone else was negligent such as another driver or other party. For their physical injuries, victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses and future medical care costs. Additionally, pain and suffering damages may be available related to their physical injuries such as damages for disfigurement.
Economic damages may also be available related to the victim's physical injuries such as damages for lost wages while the victim is unable to work as they struggle to recover; lost-earning capacity if they are unable to maintain the same employment because of the harm they have suffered; as well as damages associated with any disability the victim suffered as a result of the accident. Additionally, victims may be able to recover compensation for their emotional damages including loss of enjoyment of life and mental anguish related to the trauma they suffered in an accident.
When a victim has been injured by a careless or negligent driver, it is important that they understand the personal injury legal protections available to help them and the variety of damages that may be available. Because damages are intended to help victims through the recovery process, and must be reasonable, it is useful to have trained guidance to help walk victim's through the claims process and the recovery of damages.