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What types of damages might you pursue after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Dec 28, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Washington residents who are experiencing the aftermath of a car accident might be going through a range of emotions, along with confusion about what to do next. After all, car accident victims may be stuck in a hospital room in the hours or days after an accident, suffering from moderate or even severe injuries. And, their heads might fill with questions.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you likely have plenty of questions of your own. If you believe you have a valid personal injury claim against another party for causing the accident, one of the most important questions at the top of your mind might be: What types of damages can I pursue in a lawsuit?

Damages overview

For starters, the types of damages that a person might pursue in a lawsuit is always dependent on the facts of the case. So, for example, if you suffer a simple broken arm, the overall amount of damages you might seek would likely be less than a car accident victim who suffers a severe injury, like a traumatic brain injury.

But, in general, victims can pursue what is known as “compensatory” damages. This is a type of damages that covers a victim’s actual costs associated with the personal injury event, such as medical bills, vehicle and property damage costs and even costs for physical therapy or rehabilitation incurred in the aftermath of the wreck.

However, as previously stated, the facts of your situation may alter the amount or types of damages to seek in a lawsuit. Be sure to have your potential case carefully evaluated so that you can pursue the full range of damages.