Common Car Accident Damages
You have been injured by another motorist’s negligence, and in order to fully recover, you need compensation that addresses your damages in their entirety, including property damage to your vehicle.
Your Medical Costs
The medical costs associated with a serious car accident are often considerable, including:
- Emergency care and transportation
- Appointments with doctors and medical specialists
- Ongoing health care
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- Home health care
A serious injury can lead to secondary health complications that require ongoing medical attention and increased expense, which is why it’s so important that your car accident case adequately assess your ongoing medical costs.
Your Lost Hours And Earnings
As you recover from the injuries you’ve suffered, it is very common to miss hours on the job and subsequently experience a downturn in pay. While your pile of medical bills continues to grow, you’re also earning less, which makes the matter that much grimmer. If the injuries you’ve sustained interfere with your ability to successfully do your job, it can lead to a loss in earning potential that translates to considerable financial loss into your future. Finally, if the trajectory of your career has been altered, the effects can be as emotionally challenging as they are financially.
Your Pain And Suffering
Being injured in a violent car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence tends to be terrifying and can lead to severe physical pain, which can have a toll on both your physical and mental state. You might also experience a host of emotional difficulties, including:
- PTSD symptoms
- Abrupt mood swings
- Difficulty sleeping or excessive sleeping
- Bouts of depression and increased anxiety
- Self-isolating tendencies
- Crying fits
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Loss of appetite
- Extreme emotional highs and lows
The unfortunate irony here is that these consequences can serve to keep your support system at arm’s length – just when you need the people in that support system the most. This pain and suffering component of your car accident claim can be significant and should never be underestimated. A South Windsor auto crash attorney could help make sure these factors are considered.