What are the potential damages for victims of car accidents?

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

There are many vehicles on the roads in New York every day. Every driver of these vehicles needs to pay attention to the road and follow the various traffic laws. If every driver did these things, then all people in the various vehicles would be kept safe. Unfortunately, drivers do not always do these things. They may be on their phone or distracted by something else. They may drive too fast, not stop at a stop sign or stop light, not check their blind spot before changing lanes or may make many other mistakes.

When drivers make these mistakes, car accidents can occur. Some of the accidents may only result in minor damage to the vehicles, but this is not always the case. Many accidents are very serious and the people involved in the accident can suffer significant injuries as a result. These injuries can negatively affect the victims’ lives in many different ways. They cause pain and physical limitations, but also can cause financial hardships as well.

People may incur significant medical bills and miss time at work, losing income as a result. The victims of the accidents may be entitled to compensation for the damages they suffer in the accident though.

Potential compensation for damages

The victims could be entitled to compensation for their medical bills. These medical bills can include the initial emergency care, ambulance fees, surgeries, consultations, rehabilitation, in-home services and other costs associated with the medical care for the injuries. The victims also may be able to receive compensation for their lost income. This can include future income if the injuries will continue to prevent the victim from working in the future. Victims may also be able to receive compensation for their pain and suffering. This includes their loss of enjoyment due to their inability to participate in activities that they were accustomed to prior to the accident.

Victims of car accidents in New York may be entitled to a wide variety of compensation. The amount that they may receive depends on a number of factors. Some are easier to determine than others though. Medical bills can be fairly straight forward, but determining the amount of compensation victims deserve for future lost income or pain and suffering are much more complicated. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating car accidents can be for the victim and may be able to help one receive what they deserve.