What Damages Can I Claim From My Car Accident?

Jacksonville Personal Injury Law FirmBeing the victim of a car accident will likely be traumatic and painful for you, but there is some good news: You are generally entitled to recover for all past and future expenses that you suffer as a result of the accident. When you meet with a Jacksonville personal injury law firm to discuss your personal injury case, the attorney will begin compiling a list of all the damages you may be able to recover in your claim. Discuss these items in detail with your personal injury attorney.

Past Damages in Your Personal Injury Claim
You may be able to claim all of the following when asking for damages:

  • Treatment, hospital bills and expenses;
  • Emergency room bills;
  • Ambulance bills;
  • Doctor’s fees;
  • Other treatment or therapy you have needed;
  • Medication and drugs, both prescription and non-prescription
  • Assistive devices such as canes or walkers;
  • Transportation to medical facilities when needed;
  • Loss of income from having to take time off work; and
  • Non-economic loss including pain and suffering.

Future Damages in Your Personal Injury Claim
In addition, you may be able to include some or all of these in your claim depending on the likely outlook of your treatment:

  • Medical costs such as continuing therapy and nursing;
  • Drugs;
  • Hospital costs and treatment costs;
  • Doctor’s fees;
  • Loss of earning capacity;
  • Assistive devices such as canes or walkers;
  • Prosthetic devices;
  • Non-economic loss including pain and suffering; and
  • Household assistance.

For more information on filing a personal injury claim, contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer John Fagan at 904-278-1000.

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