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You may seek various damages following an injury-causing crash

A careless driver has just struck your car, and now, you feel at a loss for what to do. Not only is your car damaged, but also, you have suffered physical injuries that will keep you out of commission for a while.

Fortunately, if someone's negligence has caused you to suffer harm in a car accident, you have the right to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered. Here is a look at the multiple kinds of damages you could claim in this situation in Tennessee.

Medical costs

If your car accident causes you physical injuries, you have the right to seek damages for the medical costs you incur as a result of the crash. Some accidents lead to relatively minor bruises or cuts, but others result in more serious injuries, like paralysis. In addition, some injuries might not generate symptoms right away but can end up being quite debilitating. It is critical that you have a doctor examine you thoroughly to determine the extent of your injuries following the accident.

In addition to seeking compensation for your medical visits, you can seek monetary damages for the following medical expenses:

  • Crutches and additional accessories
  • Ambulance fees
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Physical therapy

Also, your medical providers can help you to calculate your potential future medical costs based on your current injuries. You can present all of this information in a civil court to increase your chances of obtaining all of the financial damages to which you deserve.

Lost earnings

In civil court, you can also seek damages for the earnings you lost as a result of the car crash. For instance, you may not be able to return to work for a time due to your injuries. In addition, you might lose time at work as a result of having to attend sessions for physical therapy, or because you had to spend time in a medical center.

Also, if you can prove that your injuries will keep you from being able to make money long term, you may receive damages for your lost future wages. In this situation, jury members will take into consideration your life expectancy, age and occupation to determine how much money you should receive. An attorney can help you to pursue the maximum amount of damages available to you given the circumstances surrounding your injury-causing car accident.

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