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Damages recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit

The injuries that result from a car accident caused by someone else's negligence can turn an accident victim's life upside down. Depending on the severity of their injuries, they suddenly find that actions they could complete without a single thought now have become a two-person job, such as changing one's clothes or driving to work or college. These types of injuries have not only short-term affects, but also long term consequences.

With the help of an experienced attorney, it might be able to recover financial compensation, known as damages, for the injuries, both emotional and physical, caused in a car accident. Accident victims in Connecticut may know that proving medical expenses and lost wages is a comparatively easier task in court. This is because medical bills exist that outline the need for the procedure and the cost of it. These costs could include ambulance fees, accessories such as heat pads, and in-home services. If it is believed that additional medical attention might be required in the future, it is always better to include future medical expenses in the legal claim.

Lost wages includes not only the wages being lost at the time, but could also factor in an accident victim's diminished ability to earn a living due to the injuries sustained in the car accident. These future earnings would be calculated based on past earnings.in addition to this, injured individuals could also receive compensation for time taken off work for physical therapy sessions or time spent in a hospital.

Physical injuries also give rise to emotional distress and anxiety, but the level of anxiety it creates varies from person to person and injury to injury. This is why calculating pain and suffering is often a tricky process. There is no calculating how much loss of enjoyment of life one can expect in the future due to their injury, even though it is an important factor to consider. Economic and noneconomic damages are equally important to an accident victim and they should consider making their claim based on both.

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