These are the types of damages you may consider claiming after being injured in a car accident:
1. Medical Expenses – Medical bills and expenses can be overwhelming. It’s crucial to undergo a thorough medical examination immediately after a car accident and always remember that some injuries don’t show up right away until many days, weeks or months later. Make sure to address all physical injuries resulting from the accident and talk to your doctor about how long the recovery will take.
2. Lost of Income – Spending time for your recovery because of the car accident means missing days of work, wages, and opportunities for career advancement. These are considered when determining an appropriate amount of money to compensate you for your lost wages as a result of your injury.
3. Pain and Suffering – The term “pain and suffering” is legally defined as the mental or physical distress for which one may seek damages in a lawsuit.
4. Loss of Affection or Companionship – An injury could deprive you and your spouse of the ability to show affection or maintain the healthy relationship he or she previously shared with his or her spouse, including sexual activity, which is referred to in legal terms as a “loss of consortium.”
It is vital that you work with an experienced car accident attorney to determine your legal options.