What damages are available through your personal injury claim?

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2023 | Personal Injury

A car accident or other type of personal injury incident has the potential to change your life. In the aftermath, you could find yourself struggling with unexpected bills, ongoing physical pain, injury-related limitations, damage to your personal property and more. The impact can be significant, but if your suffering is the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another person, you do not have to face these struggles alone. You could have grounds for a personal injury claim.

The specific damages you may be able to secure through your personal injury claim depend on the details of your individual situation. As you do not want to leave any money on the table, you will benefit from learning more about the true value of your claim. This can help you understand what you can expect and how you can fight for what you need for a full and fair recovery.

Determine the true value of your claim

Every South Dakota accident is different, and the ways the incident will impact you depend on factors such as the location of the impact, nature of damage to your personal property and more. A careful evaluation of your entire case can provide insight into what you should seek through your claim. Specific types of damages include:

  • Disfigurement and disability — An accident can change your physical abilities, leaving you unable to do the things you used to do before. It can also leave you with scarring that may change your appearance and your emotional health.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life — Your accident may result in the loss of your ability to enjoy and experience life as you did before the accident, as well as loss of society and loss of consortium.
  • Damage to personal property — An accident can leave you with damage to your vehicle and other types of property, and you could seek damages to cover the cost of repair or replacement.
  • Current and future medical expenses — An accident can leave you with costly medical bills that may be more than you can pay. Additionally, your accident injuries may require long-term care and continued rehabilitation.

The first offer you get from the insurance company may not represent the true value of your case. You have the right to fight for what you deserve, and you do not have to do this alone. An evaluation of your medical bills, property damage and more can give you an idea of the true value of your claim.


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