If you were involved in a car accident, you may have suffered physical, emotional, or financial injury due to the collision. Generally, many car accident victims find that their physical injuries require extensive medical care, including emergency room visits, surgery, physical therapy, and countless follow-up appointments with medical professionals. In addition to the physical injuries suffered, accident victims often experience pain, as well as anxiety, depression, and emotional distress. As a result of these physical and emotional injuries, accident victims may find it difficult to pay their bills, particularly if they need to miss work while recovering from their injuries.
Accident victims who have suffered injury may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent party responsible for their accident to recover financial compensation for their injuries. In your initial complaint filed against the other driver, you and your attorney will likely list the types of damages you are seeking.
For example, if you have been physically injured, you may attempt to recover damages for your past and future medical expenses (e.g. hospital visits, ambulance costs, doctors), disfigurement (e.g. scarring, mental suffering stemming from any disfigurement), permanent disability, and mental and physical pain and suffering. You may also seek damages for lost wages for the work you missed due to the accident. In some cases, accident victims can also seek damages for loss of earning capacity, if their accident-related injuries diminished their ability to earn money in the future.
A personal injury attorney in the Anaheim area can help you file your personal injury suit and recover the damages you deserve following your accident.