Types of Damages in Car Accident Cases

December 7, 2011

Car accident cases typically involve two types of general damages: property damages and personal injury damages. Recovering compensation for property damages is usually the most straightforward aspect of your car accident case, since these damages are easier to quantify than personal injury losses.

When it comes to personal injury damages, many people remain unaware of just how much their claim is worth. If you suffered a serious injury, a car insurance company might offer you a settlement that sounds reasonable at the time; however, when you carefully evaluate your current and future losses, it quickly becomes apparent how inadequate the settlement really is.

You can recover several types of personal injury damages in car accident cases, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident, our experienced Philadelphia car car accident attorney can help you evaluate your claim and fight for fair compensation. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Wapner Newman represents injured car accident victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with offices in Philadelphia, West Conshohocken, Marlton, and Center Valley.