What Kind of Damages Can I Expect from A Car Accident Lawsuit?

You can get your medical bills reimbursed. And if you have future treatment for injuries, you could request the value of what it will cost in the future to pay for those injuries.

If you have to miss work, then you would request lost wages. If you can’t support your dependents, that would go into the calculation for lost wages.

Then, there is pain, suffering, mental anguish, and other emotional trauma.

In the event of disability, there is potentially a loss of consortium claim too.

Future damages due to disability

Damages for injuries that resulted in a disability are calculated at present value. This means that they would pay you a certain sum of money if there is a settlement today that should be able to last you going forward.

You get experts to opine to the extent of the injuries and what kind of future medical services are needed, the cost of all of those, and then you reduce it to present value, getting the money now.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]