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Car Crash Injury Damages

After an accident one of the first questions to arise is that of who is responsible for paying the financial costs, also known as “damages,” of the accident and its consequences. In general, the party that is deemed to have caused a vehicle accident is liable for all damages. However, it is important to remember that sometimes liability is not as clear-cut as it may seem. This is why it is always advisable to consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident.

If you were injured in an automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle accident, you are legally entitled to recover the costs of any damages that you may have suffered. Damages that may be awarded after a motor vehicle accident can include:

Property Damage

You are entitled to recover the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle plus any personal property that was damaged or destroyed in the accident. You are also entitled to the cost of a rental vehicle for your use while your damaged vehicle is being repaired or replaced.

Personal Injuries

You are also entitled to compensation for the costs of treating any injuries that you received in a car crash as well as the anticipated costs of future treatment of your injuries.

Lost Wages or Other Income

If your injuries prevent you from being able to work at your usual job, you are entitled to recover the amount of your lost income. You can also be compensated for any time away from work if you are required to attend legal proceedings related to the accident.

Non-economic Damages

"Non-economic damages” are awarded to compensate auto accident victims ( truck crash, motorcycle accident victims ) for damages that cannot be easily measured by an outside standard or observer. Non-economic damages can include pain and suffering experienced by a crash victim and psychological stress or trauma related to an accident.

Why You Should Have a Personal Injury Attorney Represent You After an Accident

The question of liability for damages in a motor vehicle accident can be hard to establish, even if it appears obvious at first glance. Since there are many legal questions that can arise, questions that can have a significant impact on the value of the settlement you may receive, it is always best to heed the advice of a personal injury attorney at all stages of an accidental injury case to insure that you will receive a fair settlement of your accident claim.

From initial consultation to trial or settlement, your best interest is our first priority. We want you to feel comfortable talking with us and allowing us to represent you. Contact our Connecticut law firm to schedule a free consultation about your personal injury or workers' compensation claim.

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