Types of Recoverable Damages
Victims of car accidents are often entitled to compensation, called damages. While the amount of recoverable damages varies case by case and victim by victim, these may include:
• Medical Expenses: These include the costs of any medical services associated with the accident, including consultations, surgeries, hospitalization, prescription medications, etc. Future medical expenses may also be recoverable if additional care is expected.
• Lost Wages: If a DUI victim misses work because of an accident, he / she may be able to recover lost income, even if their paycheck was not reduced. Victims who suffer long term injuries may also be eligible to recover future lost wages.
• Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages include not just physical and emotional pain and suffering but also inconvenience, anxiety, humiliation, disfigurement and other types of harm.