Every year, millions of Americans are injured on our roads. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it’s important to understand your legal rights. The best way to do that is to consult an experienced attorney who understands the law and has a proven track record of success.
With more than 30 years of experience fighting for automobile injury victims, NW Injury Law Center understands how these traumatic scenarios impact your life on an emotional, physical and financial level.
We will use every resource necessary to thoroughly investigate your claim and to quantify the effects of your accident, including pain and suffering, future medical treatment, lost wages and future earning potential. See below for more information on what compensation you may be entitled to.
For a free consultation, call us at 866.660.1624 or fill out our contact us form. We will be happy to discuss the details of your case and will answer any questions you may have and go over the best course of action for your situation.
Also see our frequently asked questions page to learn more about what to do in the hours and days right after your injury.
Types of Compensation for Car Accident Injuries:
Medical Expenses: The most straightforward compensation, if the other party is found liable for your injuries is the related medical expenses, such as a visit to the hospital, surgery, physical therapy, or anything else associated with approved medical professionals. Your future medical expenses also come into play, as long as it is proven the continued medical care is related to the crash.
Lost Wages: If your injuries are significant enough that you miss time from work, you may be eligible for compensation for lost wages, dating from the time of your accident. Even if you were unemployed at the time of your injuries, you may be able to recover damages for potential earnings.
Lost Future Earnings Potential: Sometimes an injury is severe enough to hinder the victim’s ability to reach their full earnings potential that they could have reached had they not been in the accident.
Pain and Suffering: While quantifying these damages are more challenging, you can also be awarded non-economic damages related to pain and suffering. In addition to physical pain, emotional pain suffered due to the car accident is also a valid source of compensation.
Loss of Consortium: When the plaintiff is married, the spouse may be able to seek monetary damages for loss of consortium. These damages relate to when a plaintiff is unable to provide for his or her spouse on an emotional and physical level (companionship, romantic), financial support, and their share of household duties.
Punitive Damages: In special situations, when the defendant has acted in a particularly egregious manner, and all other compensation is deemed not enough of a punishment, punitive damages may be awarded. In addition to punishing the accused, it is meant to discourage them from similar actions in the future.