Car accidents can bring about a variety of damages, both physical and psychological. If a car crash occurs, first seek the medical attention you need. After, you may wonder what kind of compensation you can receive for the damage experienced.
Understanding the different types of compensation available to victims can be crucial in their recovery process. In Tennessee, as in many other states, accident victims may be eligible to receive several types of financial compensation. Consider the following types of compensation after a car crash.
Medical expenses and property damage
Medical expenses often make up a significant portion of the compensation that car accident victims seek. These expenses can cover everything from emergency room visits and hospital stays to physical therapy and long-term care. Property damage compensation, on the other hand, covers the cost of repairs or replacement for any vehicles or other property damaged in the accident.
Lost wages and earning capacity
Car accidents often leave victims unable to work for a period of time. During this period, they can claim lost wages, providing them with compensation for the income they would have earned had they been able to work. If the accident results in long-term or permanent injuries that reduce the victim’s ability to earn in the future, they may also claim for loss of future earning capacity.
Pain and suffering
Beyond the physical injuries and property damage, car accidents can cause significant emotional and psychological distress. Tennessee law recognizes these as “pain and suffering”, and victims can claim compensation for this non-economic damage. This category might include emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and physical pain and discomfort.
Car accidents can bring about sudden and unexpected changes to a person’s life. In Tennessee, victims have several avenues available to them for seeking financial compensation.