An auto accident can result in serious injuries and severe losses. In some cases, it can also lead to death. Understanding how damages from an auto accident are determined can help you make sense of these unfortunate occurrences. 

Several types of damages may be recoverable for personal injury cases following an auto accident. However, the details of your case are crucial in determining damages. Auto accidents are often associated with damages like: 

Medical expenses

For those involved in an accident, the most pressing concern is recovering from the crash and what’s going to happen with medical expenses while they’re at it. Medical expenses are the costs of treatment and any rehabilitation that is required to heal your injuries. Lots of victims have to deal with ongoing healthcare costs;  medications, medical bills, physical therapy, etc for the months or even years following their accident. One aspect that should be considered when facing a long-term injury is integrating future medical costs into the settlement offer.

Ensure you keep all your receipts for medical treatment related to the accident so that you can submit them as evidence when filing a claim.

Pain and suffering

The physical pain and emotional distress associated with an accident are other types of damage that can be claimed.

Pain and suffering refer to physical injury due to the accident and the emotional trauma or mental anguish caused by it. Car accidents can be traumatizing for victims. This is true not just for those in the car, but also for their family members and even the bystanders who witnessed it. 

Property damage

If you’ve been in an auto accident and your car was damaged, you can receive compensation for the cost of repairs or replacement.

The expense of replacing or repairing your vehicle is one of the major costs that you probably want to recover from the other driver’s insurance company. Your auto accident lawyer will make sure that this cost is covered in the settlement.

Lost wages

It is common for victims to take time off from work after an accident due to the physical pain that they experience and the long-term effects of the injury on the body. It may take weeks or months for the body to heal. Some individuals lose their earning capacity as a result of this; leaving them with zero income. 

Auto accident victims should have strong evidence to back up the claim that their injuries affected their work.

Funeral and burial expenses

When a person dies due to the negligence of another, it can be devastating for the family members. You might be able to claim damages when you lost a loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits cover several different expenses such as funeral costs, burial costs, lost income, etc.

Speak with a LionsGate Law Group attorney to find out what kinds of damages you can claim

Auto accidents should not be taken lightly. Don’t hesitate to consult an attorney.

At LionsGate Law Group, we are committed to helping our clients get the highest compensation possible for their injuries. If you have been injured in an accident and need more information about how we can help, call us today at 800-454-5299.