Victims of defective products, medical malpractice and car accidents share one thing in common. All may suffer physical, financial and emotional damages in an unexpected car accident because of a negligent driver; in a medical malpractice incident disappointing the trust they placed in their medical care provider; or because of a dangerous or defective everyday day product they reasonably expected to be safe to use.
A personal injury claim for damages is a legal option available to victims of traumatic accidents, medical negligence and dangerous or defective products. As a result, victims should be familiar with the different types of personal injury damages that may be available to help them including:
- Medical expenses and future medical care costs: Victims may be able to recover compensation for the costs of their medical care and treatment which can come as welcome relief as medical bills pile up. In addition, based on the severity of the injuries suffered, and their impact on the victim, victims may also be able to recover compensation for future medical care costs that are needed by the victim.
- Lost wages and lost-earning capacity: Victims may be able to recover compensation for their lost wages while they are unable to work as they recover from their injuries. In addition, depending on the impact of the injuries on the victim and their ability to work in the future, victims may be able to recover compensation for lost-earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering damages: Victims may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering damages and the trauma associated with a personal injury accident.
Personal injury damages can provide essential protections for victims of negligent drivers, negligent medical care providers and dangerous and defective products. Victims need to be familiar with these legal protections and how they can help them with the aftermath of their injuries and the harm they suffered.