Car accident injuries can change your life forever, and they can cost you for the rest of your life. If your loved one was seriously injured, you already know that the entire family is affected and pays the prices. Damages, after a car accident, can include monetary expenses and losses, noneconomic damages, and compensation for spouses, children and sometimes other family members whose lives have also been changed.
Damages for Car Accident Victims
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, damages you may be able to recover include:
- Existing and future medical expenses
- Home health care
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- End-of-life care
- Prosthetic devices
- Transportation needs, such as adaptive equipment for driving with a disability or a wheelchair van with lift
- Other special equipment and home modifications to accommodate disability
- Existing and future lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage – damage to your vehicle and belongings
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Diminished quality of life
Loss of Consortium
When a loved one is injured so severely that they can no longer participate in family life the way they used to, it changes everything for you, too. Loss of consortium claims are primarily for the spouse and children of the injured. However, when no spouse or children exist are sometimes available for the parents, siblings or grandparents.
Loss of consortium includes loss of companionship, love, affection and support as well as loss of services your loved one used to provide such as help around the house and childcare.
After a car accident in Louisiana, Smith Stag’s compassionate and experienced attorneys are here to help. Please call us at 504-593-9600 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.