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What types of damages can I receive after my car accident?

As any car accident victim knows, car accident damages are helpful to understand. Victims of car accidents will likely quickly find that they run into a number of unexpected expenses following a car accident and costs and may wonder what they can do about it.

One of the most common types of damages associated with a car accident, that victims may be able to recover through a personal injury claim for damages, are medical expenses. Car accident victims may encounter many different types of medical expenses including consultations with medical and health care providers and professionals; ambulance fees; physical and cognitive therapy; accessories such as crutches or heating pads; and the costs of in-home services. Damages for disfigurement and disability may also be available as the circumstances warrant. In some situations, car accident damages may also include future medical care costs.

In addition, damages for lost wages may also be available as well as lost-earning capacity if the car accident victim is unable to perform the same work they did prior to the car accident and suffers a loss in income as a result. Lost wages for the time the car accident victim is unable to work while recovering from their injuries may also be available. Another type of damages common for victims of car accidents includes pain and suffering damages for the emotional trauma associated with the car accident.

Whatever the circumstances may be, it is crucial for victims of car accidents to be familiar with the different types of damages that may be available to them. Pursuing a personal injury claim for damages against a negligent driver responsible for causing the accident can help victims so they do not suffer alone with injuries, mounting medical bills and lost earnings.

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