A Primer On Motor Vehicle Accidents Part 3: Suing For Damages

Determining compensation for injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident may be a complicated, long, and stressful undertaking, thus necessitating a consultation with an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney. Many variables affect a personal injury claim related to a motor vehicle accident,  including:

  • the police report;
  • the testimonial evidence of witnesses;
  • the photographic evidence of the accident scene;
  • if any of the drivers involved in the accident was impaired at the time of the accident;
  • if and when medical treatment was sought and obtained; and
  • the presence of any pre-existing injuries.

A Primer On Motor Vehicle Accidents Part 3: Suing For Damages

Medical Expenses

Accident victims may recover damages for medical expenses incurred for services provided and products purchased to treat an injury. The full amount of medical expenses may also affect other damages such as loss of wages, emotional distress and pain and suffering. It is also important to get an estimate of the future cost of medical care, especially in the case of settlement.

Pain and Suffering, Emotional Distress

Serious injuries such as disfigurement may result from a motor vehicle accident. These types of injuries may cause severe emotional distress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Lost Income or Wages

Income lost as a result of injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident may be included in a claim for damages. This includes damages for time lost from work or even a disability that arises because of some permanent injury. A claim may include both lost earnings, as well as lost earning capacity.

Loss of Consortium or Companionship

Loss of consortium refers to the loss of the companionship of a partner by a spouse. Consortium includes the aid, comfort, affection, and sexual activities which occurred in a relationship.

Property damage

Any damage to personal property as a result of the accident may be added to a claim.

Powell Law’s decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury cases in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury resulting from a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or truck accident, contact Powell Law at call (570) 961-0777. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay anything unless we win.

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