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What damages are available if I am injured in a car accident?

Victims of car accidents can suffer catastrophic injuries unexpectedly which is why they should be familiar with personal injury protections. Car accident victims may have questions they need answers to concerning the types of damages that are available through a personal injury claim.

Personal injury damages are intended to make the victim as whole as possible. They can help with a car accident victim's medical expenses, lost wages and the emotional trauma suffered in an unexpected car accident. In addition to damages for pain and suffering, a variety of physical and financial damages may be available depending on the circumstances. It is important for car accident victims to know that they may be able to pursue a claim for damages against the negligent driver responsible for their accident.

Personal injury damages that may be available include compensation for medical expenses and future medical care costs, if needed. Damages for disfigurement and permanent disability may also be available. Additional damages for lost wages and lost-earning capacity may also help injured victims with their time away from work while they recover and are seeking medical care. Other damages that may be available include compensation for loss of enjoyment of life; loss of consortium; loss of household services; and loss of society and companionship.

An unexpected car accident can have a sweeping effect on the lives of victims. Because of this, the legal personal injury process stands at the ready to protect victims which is why they should be familiar with the process and the remedies that may be available to help them when harmed.

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