What Kinds of Damages Can You Seek After a Car Accident?

What Kinds of Damages Can You Seek After a Car Accident?

When people are hurt in auto accidents sometimes they decide to seek damages from the person who caused their injuries. This can come in the form of a personal injury claim to the insurance company, or as a personal injury lawsuit if they are unable to receive the damages they are seeking in their personal injury claim. While some of the damages that a person might seek are probably obvious, there are other types of damages, or compensation, that accident victims can also pursue as they seek restitution. In fact, there are many kinds of damages that many people not be aware of, or ever even consider.

The list of damages people can pursue after being hurt an auto accident is long. The following are some of the most common:

  • Medical Expenses- there are many kinds of possible medical expenses that you could pursue in an injury claim or lawsuit, including medical bills, prescription fees, rehabilitation, permanent disability, ambulance ride fees, medical devices or equipment and many more.
  • Lost wages or income – if you lose employment income because you are unable to work you can include those wages in your claim or lawsuit. You can also include future lost income.
  • Pain and suffering – you can also seek damages for pain and suffering, which will have to be calculated with the help of your attorney to determine how much these should be worth.
  • Loss of companionship – if you are married you can also seek damages for how your injuries affect your relationship with your spouse, including the ability to be physically intimate and show affection.

At the Law Offices of Michael T. Friedman &Associates, PC, we can help you with your personal injury lawsuit after a car accident. We handle these kinds of cases every day and we work to fight for the victims’ rights. Injuries suffered in car accidents can be severe and they can also have lasting consequences. If you have been hurt in a car accident because of someone else’s actions then you need to stand up for your rights. There are all kinds of possible damages you can pursue, but retaining a knowledgeable car accident lawyer should be your first move. We will weigh all of your options and then seek the full damages to which you should be entitled. Please contact our office in Chicago today at 312-339-8816, or click here to connect with us online.