Each case is different. How much you can recover in a legal claim arising from an auto accident will depend on the unique facts and issues in your case. However, there are several types of damages that are generally sought.
These types are:
- Vehicle repair / replacement
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost past income and diminished future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress.
In some cases, damages are sought to punish and deter wrongful conduct in addition to compensating you for actual losses. These are called punitive damages.
If a loved one has died in a crash, qualifying family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. These cases involve different types of damages, including compensation for the loss of a loved one’s care, companionship and services. Please see our page on Wrongful Death to learn more.
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