Damages in a Car Accident Lawsuit

If I’ve been injured in an auto accident, what goes into determining what the value of my case is?

When evaluating a car accident case, we consider primarily the following issues:

  • type of injuries,
  • medical expenses, past and future,
  • amount of property damage, and
  • lost wages, past and future.

 

What can I recover from the other driver’s insurance company in an auto accident lawsuit? 

In a successful car accident lawsuit, you can recover most or all of the following:

  • property damage to your car and possessions,
  • medical bills, past and future,
  • pain and suffering for your type of injuries,
  • scarring or disfigurement,
  • mental anguish, and
  • lost wages, past and future.

 

Are there damages for my spouse and children?

Depending on the severity of your injuries, your spouse may recover for intangible things like comfort, affection, companionship and assistance. Your children could potentially recover for the loss of a parent’s emotional support and guidance.

 

What about my dependents what if I cannot support them anymore?

Loss of support happens in many car accident lawsuits when the victim becomes disabled. It happens even more so when there is a death involved.

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