Being a safe driver doesn’t always keep you safe from those who aren’t!  AllLaw reports that car accidents are the most common kind of personal injury case. When most people think of personal injury, they imagine exorbitant medical bills. And while medical expenses are definitely part of what you’re entitled to in a personal injury case, they’re only part of it. When you’re injured in a car accident, many significant areas of your life are impacted. Here are the three main ways that personal injury damages the victim’s life in the case of a car accident. Keep in mind that these are also the three main categories that you can consider claiming compensation for.

1: Physical Damage

Physical damage covers the actual bodily injuries incurred during a car accident. You – and sometimes your loved ones – are often entitled to compensation for loss of function or physical ability due to the accident and the negligence involved.  

2: Financial Damage

Financial damage can cover related expenses including but not limited to: the medical bills required by your bodily injuries, including follow up treatments, ongoing physical therapy, any lifelong care or medical attention needed due to the accident, and more. Financial damage also includes repair costs for your vehicle and any other property damaged in the accident, loss of wages due to you not being able to work, the cost of any plans that needed to be canceled or altered because of the accident.

3. Psychological Damage

Car accidents are traumatizing, especially if any passengers suffered serious injury or death. In serious accidents, the victim is often entitled to compensation for suffering the emotional trauma of the ordeal.

According to AllLaw, a “pain and suffering” component of compensation can often be added by multiplying the actual amount owed through lost wages and medical bills by a number deemed appropriate to cover the stress and inconvenience of a life-altering accident.

Claim What’s Yours!

These are just a few examples of the types of damage that personal injury cases often deal with. Because every case is different, you might be entitled to much more or much less than the above examples. You owe it to yourself to do the research and hire a personal injury attorney who has the experience to make justice happen, and the client-focused ethic to really take your case seriously. Brian K. Branch has over 30 years of experience with personal injury cases, so what are you waiting for? If you’ve been the victim of a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, or any kind of personal injury accident, it’s time to take full advantage of every form of compensation that you’re entitled to! Call our office today! 505.207.4401