When a vehicle collision happens on a Wisconsin road, the most apparent source of loss to result from the accident may be the damage that the victim’s car sustains. While it can be costly to repair or replace a vehicle after a wreck, there are other forms of damages and loss that can affect the recovery of a motor vehicle accident victim. This post will introduce some of the categories of damages that victims may suffer when they are involved in vehicle crashes, but, as with all legal matters, individuals should ask their personal injury attorneys about what may apply to their specific claims.
Perhaps the most significant source of damages that a victim may suffer relates to their post-accident medical treatment and care. These costs can include, but are not limited to, ambulance services, emergency room services, inpatient services, consultations with specialists, medical equipment, prescriptions, and post-discharge rehabilitation. A person may end up with thousands of dollars in medical bills from suffering injuries in a car crash.
Additionally, a victim who is unable to work while they heal from their injuries may lose wages and other sources of income. Those losses may be recoverable from the party or parties that caused the victim’s harm, though, if liability can be imposed through a personal injury lawsuit. Property damages may also be included in a claim when a person’s vehicle or other property is affected. Pain and suffering, as well as other intangible damages, may also apply in certain motor vehicle accident cases.
As all claims differ based on the facts at hand, this post should not be read as providing any legal advice. However, skilled legal professionals stand ready to aggressively fight for these accident victims to ensure that they stand the best chance possible of recovering the compensation they need and deserve.