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What damages are available from a personal injury claim?

| Jun 1, 2018 | Personal Injury

When a victim has been harmed by the negligence of another party, they can be left with the medical bills and other damages and wondering how to deal with the unexpected damages they have suffered. A personal injury claim for damages can help victims in a variety of circumstances including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and in circumstances of medical malpractice.

Personal injury damages are intended to help victims with the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered because of another party’s negligence. Victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses and future medical costs. Damages for medical expenses related to doctor visits, hospital stays, emergency room treatment, ambulance fees and nursing services may all be available to victims through a personal injury claim for damages.

In addition, victims may be able to recover compensation for lost wages and lost earning capacity. If the victim is unable to work because of the injuries and harm they have suffered, the negligent party, such as a negligent driver, may be responsible for compensating them for those lost earnings. In addition, lost earning capacity based on the age, health, life expectancy, occupation, talents, skill, experience and training of the victim, along with some other factors, may also be available. Additional damages for disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, loss of society and companionship and pain and suffering damages for the emotional harm the victim has suffered may all be available.

Because victims can suffer extensive damages in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it is important for them to be familiar with the legal protections available to them which includes a personal injury claim for damages. It is equally important for them to be familiar with the types of damages available to them through a personal injury claim for damages.

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