Things for which you are entitled to recover damages

Car accidents — Initial evaluation — Things for which you are entitled to recover damages

If you have been injured in a car accident you are generally entitled to recover in a lawsuit for all past and future expenses and losses that you have suffered.

One of the things that your personal injury lawyer will do is to consider and itemize all your damages from the car accident.

Past damages

Your past damages from a car accident may include some or all of the following:

  • Ambulance fees.
  • Emergency room fees.
  • Hospital costs and expenses.
  • Physician’s fees.
  • Other medical costs such as nursing and therapy.
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • Prosthetic devices, canes, walkers, etc.
  • Lost earnings.
  • Reasonable transportation to medical care.
  • Household help.
  • Non-economic loss, such as pain and suffering.

Future damages

Your future damages from a car accident should not be speculative, and may include some or all of the following future expenses and losses:

  • Hospital costs and expenses.
  • Physician’s fees.
  • Medical costs such as nursing and therapy.
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • Prosthetic devices, canes, walkers, etc.
  • Reasonable transportation to medical care.
  • Household help.
  • Loss or diminution of earning capacity.
  • Non-economic loss (e.g., pain and suffering).