What Are "Damages" in Car Accident Cases?

Car accidents can be extremely serious events that can result in neck injuries, back injuries, burns, spinal cord damage, head injuries, brain damage, internal injuries, broken bones and amputations. You may be unable to work for an extended time while you recover from your injuries, and you may also incur exorbitant medical bills and other injury-related expenses. This can lead to significant financial hardships that cause immense stress at a time when you should be concentrating on getting well.

A person injured in a car accident caused by the negligent or careless actions of another is often eligible for compensation, or “damages.” These can include compensation for:

  • Hospitalization
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost current and future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Long-term care
  • Disfigurement
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home care
  • Property damage

It is crucial to partner with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case and help you prepare and file a claim for compensation with the at-fault driver's insurance company. Often a carrier will delay or deny claims to avoid paying damages. A qualified lawyer can help expedite the process and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.

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Goldblatt Singer is a recognized personal injury firm with more than six decades of experience in car accident cases. Attorneys at our firm are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious organization made up of top trial lawyers who have won million or multi-million dollar settlements in personal injury cases.

Attorneys at our firm are also AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubble® for adhering to high ethical and legal standards—the highest rating a law firm can receive. Call us today to learn more about how we can help your situation, or learn more about car accident claims here.