Out-of-pocket expenses that a person incurs after a car accident are also known as special damages. Special damages are bills that a person would have to pay for themselves. Courts allow car accident victims to recover for special damages so that their financial situations remain the same as it was before the accident. The most common special damages include:
- Medical Special Damages:
- Medical Treatment
- Doctor's bills
- Ambulance fees
- Indirect Special Damages:
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
Sometimes pain 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, additional damages may be recovered in these types of cases or cases in which there is a visible scar.
Claims Involving Minor Children
When a minor (someone under 18 years of age) has a personal injury claim, in many cases, there is an extra set of procedures that apply to protect the interests of the minor. Specifically, the minor, usually through their attorney, will petition the probate court for approval of the minor settlement. This includes the amount of the settlement, the medical expenses to be paid from the settlement, the attorney's fees and costs, and the net settlement for the minor claimant. A more detailed explanation of this process is explained on our Minor Child Injury Pages.
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