There really are no typical damages in automobile accident cases. This is because the types of damages and compensation awarded in automobile accident cases depend on the facts of each individual case.
Also, because compensatory damages are awarded to compensate victims for the financial losses associated with their injuries, the types of damages (and the amount of compensation awarded) is directly related to the type and severity of the losses incurred due to the accident.
Typical Damages and Types of Compensation in Car Accident Cases
Determining what types of compensation you will receive for your case can be complex and depends on the particulars of the case. Typically, damages for automobile accident cases will come in the form of compensatory damages for one or more of the follow accident-related losses:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of normal life
- Loss of consortium
- Increased risk of future harm
- Shortened life expectancy
- Future expenses for care-taking
In addition, in cases of egregiously reckless negligence (which is rare), punitive damages may also be awarded. It is important to remember that punitive damages are awarded with the sole intent of punishing the at-fault party for behaving so negligently, so they are only awarded in the most extreme of cases.
Free Legal Consultations For Car Accident Victims
If you were injured in a car accident through little to no fault of your own, you are entitled to compensation for losses due to medical bills, lost wages and more. For a free legal consultation to better understand your case and your options, call car accident lawyer Karl Gebhard. He will act swiftly to help you protect your rights and build your auto accident case. All services offered on a contingency basis.
For your free consultation, call today at 414-873-6550.