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Types of damages victims of car accidents can claim

Car accidents can be life changing for some victims. For others, they can be minor incidents that cause thousands of dollars in damages. Injuries suffered in a car accident can make life incredibly difficult for victims, even if they receive compensation for their injuries. Here are some damages victims of car accidents can claim.

The most common type of damage recoverable after a car accident is that of medical expenses. Victims can suffer a range of injuries from bruises to paralysis. The most tragic of accidents lead to death. Victims will be able to recover any of the following damages due to injuries from a car accident:

  • Fees for ambulance rides
  • Medical equipment (crutches, wheelchair, oxygen tank, hospital bed for the home)
  • Physical therapy
  • Cognitive therapy for brain injuries
  • In-home medical care
  • Medical consultations
  • Pain and suffering

Another common damage recoverable from a car accident in North Carolina is loss of companionship. If your spouse was injured in a car accident to the point where you can no longer show affection for each other, this is known as loss of consortium. You can recover damages for any of the following if your spouse died as a result of the accident:

  • Living arrangements
  • Impact of death of the victim on the surviving family members

Lost wages can also be claimed as a damage from a car accident. If the victim has to miss work for an extended time due to recovery, or can no longer work due to permanent disability, loss of current and future wages can be claimed.

The roads of Wilson, North Carolina, can be dangerous, even for the safest of drivers. You can recover damages for the injuries suffered in a car accident, which an experienced car accident attorney can help with in Wilson.

Source: FindLaw, "What Kinds of Damages May I Claim for Car Accident Injuries?," accessed July 31, 2017

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