Car accidents can result in unthinkable damages to victims that may extend well beyond the initial accident. Victims of car accidents may face medical expenses, lost earnings and emotional damages associated with an unexpected car accident.

Fortunately, personal injury legal protections are available to help victims of car accidents recover compensation for the damages they have suffered in a car accident. Car accident damages can fall into three broad categories including compensation for the victim’s physical, financial and emotional harm and suffering. It is important for car accident victims to receive compensation for the damages they have suffered as well as the future damages they may suffer as well.

Through a personal injury claim for damages, victims of car accidents may be able to recover damages for medical expenses and future medical expenses as well, provided they are reasonably certain. In addition, victims may also be able to recover compensation for damages related to disfigurement or disability when appropriate. Victims may also be able to recover compensation for lost wages and lost-earning capacity if the harm they have suffered will negatively impact their ability to earn a living in the future.

Damages that may also be available for car accidents include damages for loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life and damages for pain and suffering associated with the accident. A personal injury claim for damages can help car accident victims recover compensation from a driver whose negligence resulted in the harm they suffered which is why they should be familiar with all the different types of damages that may be available to them.