When you have been involved in a car accident, one of the first questions on your mind may be regarding compensation for any out of pocket expenses you have incurred due to your injuries. Fortunately, there are such situations and they are called auto accident damages. These damages cover a wide variety of reimbursements for your injuries and are imperative to most accident victims to survive. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident and needs to recover auto accident damages, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you excellent legal representation.
If you have sustained injuries in a car accident, there are a few different types of damages you can recover. These include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of consortium. All of these damages involve monetary values for accident victims to recover and live off of, should their injuries be more than minor.
Medical expense damages can range from minor to astronomical depending on the type and severity of injuries incurred. Some of these injuries may even result in permanent damage or loss of limbs. It is important to remember, that even if you have no symptoms immediately following your accident, it is always best to see a doctor as soon as you can. This is because symptoms of these types of injuries may not show for some time but may require extensive attention down the road. The more medical documentation you have, the easier it will be to recover damages from medical expenses. Examples of such medical expense damages may include physical or cognitive therapy, ambulance fees, and accessories such as crutches or wheel chairs, permanent disability or any type of in home services.
You may also be entitled to recover damages from pain and suffering. Pain and suffering can be defined as any kind of mental or physical distress caused by your accident. Such damages are dependent on the type of injuries and severity of pain you must endure due to your accident. This may also include any kind of altered mental state, including anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by your injuries and the accident itself.
Damages due to lost wages are also acceptable to recover. These damages will be dependent on how much time you have to miss from work due to the injuries you’ve incurred. This may include time you’ve spent in the hospital, at physical therapy or having problems with mobility. In order to recover such damages, you will have to be able to prove that your injuries have impacted your earnings and will continue to do so in the future.
Finally, loss of consortium damages are those that you receive due to your injury affecting personal relationships. In the event that your injuries cause you to deprive your spouse of affection or sexual activity, loss of consortium damages will be considered. These types of damages however, are claimed by the spouse that is uninjured.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident and may have damages to recover, contact the law office of Jacoby and Meyers, LLP NY today. Our expert team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you excellent legal representation, while fighting to recover your damages. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also email us at [email protected]