Prominent General Litigation Attorneys

The types of damages you may be able to claim after a car crash

Being involved in a car crash can turn your world upside down. Unfortunately, separate from the physical injuries and damage to property, a car wreck can simply adjust the way that you see the world since it has the potential to be a very traumatic experience.

In the days, weeks, and months after the car accident, you may find that you feel anxious, anti-social, depressed or simply fearful of something similar happening again.

While these reactions to a traumatic event are normal, it is important that you talk about what you went through and that you seek the help of mental health professionals. Since a car crash can affect your life in many different ways, it is possible to collect several different types of damages when filing a personal injury claim. The following are some of the damages that you may be able to claim after a car crash.

Medical expenses

You should always get a medical examination after a car wreck, even if you feel fine. Additionally, you may need to stay in the hospital for some time or go through surgery and rehabilitation. You should be able to gain back all of these costs in damages.

Pain and suffering

No amount of money can put right the physical pain and mental suffering that you had to endure. However, you can make a claim for past and future pain and suffering that you are subjected to as a result of the accident.

Lost wages

It’s likely that you lost wages as a result of the car crash, therefore, you should be able to get these back, as well as compensation for the limitation of career progression potentially.

Loss of affection

If a loved one was seriously injured or killed in an accident, you may be able to make a claim.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, take action to gain the damages that are rightfully yours so you can focus on healing and/or the grieving process.