What damages are available to a personal injury victim?

On Behalf of | Jul 16, 2021 | Personal Injury

A car accident has the potential to leave a North Caroline victim struggling with serious injuries and other complications. Of these is financial loss, something that can impact every aspect of one’s life as he or she struggles to pay medical bills and take care of other expenses at the same time. Those injured in an accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person could have grounds to pursue damages through a personal injury claim. 

The cost of the accident 

To determine appropriate damages, it is necessary to identify the economic impact of the event. This includes medical bills, ambulance costs, lost wages during recovery, cost of damages to personal property and more. It is also important to value the cost of noneconomic damages, such as loss of earning capacity, mental duress, future medical needs for accident injuries and more. 

An important step for North Carolina accident victims is an independent medical examination. This may be a different doctor from the victim’s normal care provider. The point of this specific examination is to determine the extent of one’s physical suffering and injuries from the perspective of an unbiased source. 

Help at every step 

The personal injury claims process can be difficult and confusing. It may be helpful for a victim to seek the guidance and support of an experienced attorney. Having help at every step may reduce the chance of complications and setbacks as an accident victim and family seeks appropriate recovery and compensation for economic losses and noneconomic damages.