What Types of Auto Accident Injury Damages Can You Recover?

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Medical Expenses.

This includes medical expenses to treat your injury, such as doctor's visits, hospital and emergency room expenses, fees for chiropractic care, massage therapy, physical therapy and any types of medical devices that you need during your recovery.

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Future Medical Expenses.

You can also recover for any continued medical care you may need as a result of the accident. This amount will be determined by your doctors or other medical providers, working with your attorney.

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Pain and Suffering.

Pain and suffering damages include physical pain resulting from your injury. The damages are based on the severity of the pain and how long you will likely be in pain.

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Mental Anguish.

Any type of mental or emotional distress you suffer as a result of an accident can also be claimed. These could include apprehension, fright, anxiety, grief, shock and/or loss of dignity.

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Lost Wages.

You can recover damages for the amount of money you would have earned between the time of your injury and the settlement or judgment. If you were unemployed at the time of the accident, you can still recover lost wages if you can show what you could have earned during that time.

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Loss of Earning Capacity.

You can recover damages for lost earning capacity, if you can show that your ability to earn money in the future has been impaired.

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Loss of Consortium.

This refers to the loss of the benefits of married life to your spouse which have resulted from your injury.

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Property Damage.

This compensates you for the value of your property that was damaged as a result of your accident.

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Your attorney should be able to assess the merits of your case, determine appropriate damages and compensation and develop a strategy to get you the results you deserve.

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