Car Accident Damages & Compensation
If you sustained damages during an accident, you may be entitled to receive full compensation. Our attorneys understand that you may be experiencing pain, permanent emotional and physical damage, and a great amount of medical expense. We will thoroughly investigate your acquired injuries and various losses.
The lists below may help you better estimate the damages you have sustained. In turn, this will help you have a better understanding of the compensation you believe you should receive. Your damages can be classified as General, Special, or Intangible.
The following is a list of general damages you may have received from your auto accident:
- Pain and Suffering
- Broken Bones
- Serious Bruising and Cuts
- Emotional Distress
- Temporary Impairment
- Permanent Impairment
- Permanent Disfigurement
- Loss in the Quality of Your Life
- Loss of Consortium
- Decreased Value of Damaged Vehicle
- Reimbursement for Rental Vehicle
- Repair Costs for Damaged Vehicle
Out of pocket expenses you incur after a car accident are also known as special damages. Special damages are bills that you would have to pay for yourself. The court will allow you to recover for special damages so that your financial situation is the same as it was before the accident. These damages may be classified as either Medical or Indirect Special Damages. The most common special damages include:
Medical Special Damages:
- Medical Treatment
- Medical Bills and Expenses
- Future Medical Costs
- Ambulance fees
Indirect Special Damages:
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
Sometimes the pain you feel from a sustained injury will not subside for an extended period of time. At other times, the pain will not subside at all. In fact, you may recover additional damages with these types of cases or cases in which there is a visible scar.
When a car accident occurs, there are damages that are easy to identify. These include vehicle damage and physical injuries to the driver and/or passenger(s). On the other hand, there are other compensational damages that are not so easily defined. These damages are called intangible damages and may include:
- The pain you endure while healing from your various injuries
- The fear, depression, and anxiety you may experience after your accident
- The loss of enjoyment of activities and hobbies you are no longer able to perform due to your injuries
- Not being able to do keep up with house work and self care
- Having to rethink long term plans as a result of your injuries
If a minor was involved in the collision, view this page for more information regarding minor’s claims. If your case includes a claim against a public or government association, click here for more information. If you would like to learn more about the litigation process and the complexities involved, click here.
You can submit your case by using our Case Evaluation Form, chat live with one of our representatives, or call us directly at (602) 256-6700.