Although most auto collisions are nothing more than fender benders where all parties involved can easily walk away unharmed, they are not always so innocent. Car accidents regularly cause catastrophic injury and death on roadways in the state of Virginia. Even worse, the vast majority of these collisions could have been avoided if the at-fault party had acted more responsibly.
When a victim is seriously harmed due to another driver’s unlawful behavior or negligence, the injured person can seek legal claims against the at-fault party. Those legal claims will generally involve different claims for various categories of financial damages.
First and foremost, car accident victims will want to seek money to pay for their medical care. Medical services are exorbitantly expensive, and when the medical care includes emergency services, the costs can skyrocket into the stratosphere. Considering that some people are not covered by health insurance, pursuing medical costs in a personal injury claim may be the only means that some victims have for paying for the medical treatments they need to recover.
Secondly, victims will be able to seek other kinds of damages depending on the nature of their injuries. For example, if an injury results in a temporary or permanent disability, the injured party may be able seek financial compensation for income lost due to not being able to work. Also, an injured person could seek money as compensation for pain and suffering, lost quality of life and more.
Finally, if a personal injury law firm like the Dickerson & Smith Law Group is employed to help the victim seek financial restitution following the crash, then attorneys’ fees will be accrued as additional financial costs. Therefore, in some cases, injured parties can seek compensation for attorneys’ fees and other costs associated with litigating their cases.