Once you have sustained injuries, both physical and emotional, in the aftermath of an auto accident, you may wonder how exactly you can recuperate from the tragedy that you have endured. Read on to learn more about the potential recoverable damages in an auto accident lawsuit.
Recoverable Damages in an Auto Accident Lawsuit
You can get coverage for both past and future medical expenses. You can also be reimbursed for lost wages and lost benefits. “Lost wages” refers to both past and future wages, as some people are rendered unable to work. If you have a construction-related job in which you are making $80,000 a year and, because of your injuries, you cannot work anymore, there is a large future lost wage component to consider. Also involved with lost wages and benefits are lost pension benefits, lost Social Security benefits, and lost 401(k) benefits. We try to analyze all of those things by hiring accountants and economic experts to put those numbers together and maximize your recovery.
Then there are pain and suffering damages, which include your emotional suffering, the actual physical pain that you have suffered as a result of your injuries, the surgeries you had, and related matters. That, too, will involve past pain and suffering as well as future pain and suffering. In cases involving more severely injured patients, we may have a loss of services or a consortium claim on behalf of a spouse. Those are added damages that we ask a jury to award to that spouse.
If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident and have questions about recoverable damages in an auto accident lawsuit, contact our Buffalo auto accident attorneys today for dedicated representation.
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