If you’ve been injured in a
car accident, you may have a right to pursue legal action and hold the responsible
parties accountable for the suffering you’ve endured. One of the
biggest questions you may have, however, is “what damages am I eligible
to recover?” In this blog, our Kansas City car accident attorney
explains what damages you may be eligible to recover after a car accident.
This is perhaps the most obvious recoverable damage. Depending on the severity
of the injuries you’ve sustained, your medical expenses can range
from a few out-patient procedures to more serious surgeries that require
long-term medical care.
Medical expenses can include:
- Ambulance fees
- In-home services and care
- Medical accessories, such as crutches, wheelchairs, and heating pads
- Consultations with doctors
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering falls under what are considered “general damages,”
which are non-economic damages that cannot be exactly calculated. Pain
and suffering is the legal term used to describe the mental distress and
anguish that was caused by the accident. Some examples of pain and suffering
can include anxiety attacks, severe stress, and the level of pain felt
from your injuries.
Loss of Wages
If your injuries has put you out of work and diminished your ability to
return to any occupation, you may be able to recover for loss of wages.
When trying to recover for lost wages, you must be able to successfully
prove that the injuries you’ve suffered have significantly impacted
your ability to earn any semblance of an income in the future. The court
will look at a myriad of factors including age, occupation, experience,
and life expectancy.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, let a Kansas City car accident
lawyer from DiPasquale Moore fight for the compensation you deserve. At
our firm, we understand compensation is about more than just money –
it’s about seeking justice. Call for your
free consultation at (816) 463-8035 today.