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What types of damages are available through a personal injury claim?

by | Apr 1, 2021 | Personal Injury

Being injured in an accident such as a car or truck accident can have a huge impact on your life in so many ways. It may prevent you from being able to work for a significant amount of time, and it may even require that you retrain in a new career.

That’s why it is important that you make sure to take action to gain back the damages that you deserve if you believe that another party was at fault for the causation of the accident. The following is an overview of the types of damages that you may be able to gain back through carrying out a personal injury claim.

Medical expenses both now and in the future

Firstly, if you make a successful personal injury claim you’ll be entitled to the coverage of all medical expenses. This does not only apply to medical expenses that you have already been billed for but possible expenses for services that you will require in the future, too.

Lost income

If you lost income after the car accident because you needed to recover physically or emotionally, you should be able to gain back the lost wages in damages. If you had to accept a demotion because you could no longer perform your job, you should also be able to gain damages for lost earning capacity

Emotional or psychological harm

It’s very common to suffer emotionally or psychologically in the aftermath of a car accident. You may require therapy or medication to help you through these struggles, therefore you may be entitled to damages.

Losses experienced by family members affected by the injury

If your loved ones suffer financially as a result of your injury, they may also be able to gain back damages through a personal injury claim.

If you have been involved in a car or truck accident, make sure that you take advantage of your legal rights and gain back the damages to which you are entitled.