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Damages available to victims of serious injuries

Victims of car accidents and other types of traumatic accidents can suffer serious and catastrophic injuries they may find they need help with. Personal injury legal resources could help them recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.

Serious and catastrophic injuries may require ongoing treatment and care that can extend into the future. Victims may be able to recover future medical care expenses and their medical costs. Additional damages, such as those for permanent disability and disfigurement, may also be available. Victims may also need help with lost wages and may be able to recover compensation for lost-earning capacity based on the circumstances. Damages for loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of support and services may also be available.

A personal injury claim for damages can be brought against a negligent driver or another negligent party responsible for the harm suffered by the victim. Damages are unique to each situation and the harm suffered by the victim but, in general, are available to help victims with their physical, financial and emotional damages. Another important category of damages victims may be able to recover include those for their emotional anguish and pain and suffering damages.

An unexpected car accident can leave victims facing a variety of damages associated with serious and catastrophic injuries, which is why personal injury legal protections are available to them. Victims and their families should be familiar with the legal remedies available to them and their potential rights to receive compensation for their injuries.