Victims of car accidents are often left worried over the recoverable damages
that can help relieve them of the financial burden their injuries have
caused. Some are easily calculated, while others are more difficult to
quantify. In this blog, our Long Island car accident attorney explain
the damages you may be eligible to recover after a car accident.
In the weeks and months following a car accident, you will likely undergo
a number of procedures and treatments which will add to the cost of medical
expenses. While some minor injuries require minimal attention, more debilitating
and catastrophic injuries will require extensive long-term medical care.
Medical expenses can include:
- Ambulance fees
- In-home services
- Medical accessories (this can include crutches or wheelchairs)
- Medical consultations
Pain and Suffering
Damages that cover pain and suffering are more difficult to calculate,
since they cannot be quantified. Pain and suffering is simply the legal
term that is used for any emotional or physical distress caused from an
accident and the injuries you sustained. Anxiety attacks, extreme stress,
and the seriousness of the pain felt are all considered when calculating
pain and suffering.
Loss of Wages
Some injuries are so severe that they diminish your ability to return to
your line of work, which can result in a loss of income and wages. In
order to successfully recover loss of wages, you’ll need to prove
that your injuries have depleted your ability to earn income in the future.
The court will look at your age, occupation, skill, experience, and life
expectancy when estimating your loss of wages.
Loss of Companionship
If your injuries have impacted your ability to be affectionate with a spouse,
you may be able to recover damages for loss of companionship. This damage
is unlike others in that it must be claimed by the uninjured spouse, but
it cannot be recovered if you don’t recover any damages for your injuries.
Our Long Island car accident attorneys are devoted to advocating for the
wrongly injured. We apply the same loyalty we have towards our community
to the clients we represent on a daily basis. If you’ve been injured
in a car accident, don’t hesitate to call Gruenberg Kelly Della
at (888) 305-6372 today.