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What expenses and losses can I recover after a road crash?

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2024 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

Suffering an injury from a road crash causes misery to the victim. Moreover, it can affect their family, loved ones and workplace, especially when they incur a severe injury or disability.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road crash victims experience economic losses from their treatment costs and lost productivity. However, those are not the only losses that victims may recover.

Seeking various damages

In Texas, victims can file a lawsuit two years after the date of their accident. To factor in all expenses and losses, it is crucial to determine all the possible damages to claim, such as:

  • Medical payments: Victims may include their bills for emergency treatments, hospital procedures, consultations, medicines and physical therapy sessions. Sometimes, they can include future medical costs on a case-to-case basis.
  • Vehicle expenses: This pertains to repair fees for damaged vehicles or purchase costs to replace irreparable vehicles.
  • Lost wages or income: They must prove that they were not able to work because of their injuries and specify the amount of their lost wages or income.
  • Reduced or lost earning capacity: Also, they must prove how their injuries reduced or eliminated their capacity to earn a living.
  • Physical, emotional or mental suffering: Due to their loss of enjoyment of life, victims may aim to recover costs for enduring physical pain, emotional trauma or mental distress.

Additionally, road crash victims may claim exemplary damages on certain conditions. They could do so if the drivers caused their injuries due to gross negligence, omission or a willful act.

Aiming for a full recovery

Although receiving compensation will not take away your misery, getting the damages that you deserve may help ease your suffering. With an attorney’s guidance, you could file a lawsuit with sound evidence and claims to boost your chances for a full recovery.