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Categories of damages possible in car wrecks

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2019 | Personal Injury

When you have a personal injury claim, one of the priorities you might have is seeking compensation. Knowing what categories you might be able to claim can help you determine what you need to do. It is imperative that your remember that you must be able to tie these amounts to the injuries you received in the crash, and those injuries have to be tied to an accident caused by a negligent driver.

One of the biggest expenses that you will have when you are in this position is medical care. This doesn’t include only the current bills you have. It also includes any future care you receive, as well as the emotional health help you will likely need by the end of the process. When you are trying to figure this out, you might need to look at similar cases to get an idea of what you may need to seek.

If the accident disfigured you, there might be a special claim for compensation that you can seek. You might be able to include these in another category. For example, if your disfigurement is making it impossible for you to do normal activities, you might be emotionally scarred. This could lead to the need for mental health help, which can be included a claim for emotional distress.

Depending on the severity of the injury, you might need to ask for compensation for loss of enjoyment of life and for household services that are necessary because of the injury. If your marital intimacy impacted, your spouse might be able to include a claim of loss of consortium.