Car accidents that lead to serious injuries are often a life changing event for the people who are involved. Injuries like damaged spinal cords or brain injuries can change the way a person functions. For these individuals, nothing is going to take away the pain and effects of the crash.
Seeking compensation is one option that you have when you are injured by another driver. This could help you to get the funds you need to be able to afford treatments and other things that will make your life more tolerable.
Compensation claims can include damages of all sorts. One of the most obvious is the compensation for medical bills. Make sure that you take what the insurance pays into consideration here because they could use the concept of subrogation to come to you to recoup their money if your claim is successful.
Another type of compensation is for missed wages. This would include the money that you could have earned if you were able to work like normal. Make sure that you consider the future missed wages if you aren’t going to be able to go back to work for a while.
Emotional trauma and physical pain and suffering are two other types of damages that you might seek. It can be difficult to determine what this amount should be; however, looking at historic cases similar to your case might help you to determine this.
We can also explore other types of damages with you. These might include loss of enjoyment of life or loss of consortium. Once we have gone through the possibilities, we can work on determining how to move forward with your case.