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Types of Damages a Car Accident Victim May Receive

When an individual from Kentucky is involved in a commercial vehicle accident caused by the driver, there are a variety of different categories of damages that might be recoverable. The available damages will depend on the facts of the case, the extent of the injuries, the age of the victim and whether or not the victim was killed.

Most people are aware that they may collect medical expenses in their personal injury lawsuits. However, they may not know that it is possible to collect both the medical costs that have already accrued as well as an amount for their future expected medical expenses. When a person is killed in an accident, his or her family may recover those costs that were accrued in providing care to the injured person until his or her time of death.

People who are disfigured in accidents may recover damages for disfigurement, which includes permanent scarring and other alterations to their physical appearance. An injured individual could also receive remuneration if he or she was forced to hire help for household tasks due to the accident. Spouses of injured plaintiffs could be compensated for loss of consortium as well. Other recoverable damages include permanent disability, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Commercial vehicle accidents may result in fatalities or catastrophic injuries for others who are involved in the wreck. Injured victims might want to consult with personal injury attorneys to learn about what their rights to recovery may be. An attorney could help an individual determine the amount of compensation to pursue as well as file the claim within the right timeframe.