Damages following a car accident are diverse and cover a broad spectrum of potential injuries that can occur. Like all damages in the world of personal injury, they are awarded, for the most part, to make the victim of the negligent or intentional action whole again.
The first area that damages may be awarded to fill is the realm of monetary damages. This may include bills for repairing a car or replacing a totaled car, medical bills if a person is injured, costs incurred in dealing with rehabilitation or replacing items that were in the car at the time of the accident, and any other expense that the victim of the accident incurred as a result of the accident.
Next, there are damages to cover lost wages. These are also monetary but are not an expense that is incurred because of the accident. If anything, they make the expenses of the accident worse since there is less money coming into a household.
Following monetary damages, there are damages to repair a person’s mental state or compensate for the emotional distress or pain and suffering that all occurred in the accident. This type of damage is harder to put a number on since there are no receipts for the suffering that occurred during recovery.
Finally, there may be damages to punish a person if the actions were particularly heinous. This is also harder to put a number on since there is not a receipt for the recklessness of an action. It is also less likely to occur in a car accident since the actions that cause car accident are seldom considered “heinous.”
Contact a Wisconsin Car Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.