I Have Been Injured in a Car Accident. What Types of Damages Can I Recover?

Posted by the Charleston Car Accident Attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Our Auto Accident Lawyers help those injured in car accidents in Charleston and across South Carolina.

If you have been hurt in car accident in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek or anywhere in South Carolina, you may be entitled to recover money damages from the other driver’s car insurance company.  Listed below are common damages recoverable under South Carolina auto accident law. 
 
LOST WAGES

If your car accident has made you miss work, then you are entitled to recover the amount of lost wages you have missed out on.   You may also recover for the sick leave or vacation time you had to use as a result of your auto accident. 

LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY

If your Charleston car accident requires you to miss work in the future or change professions, then you can recover for future lost wages. To recover, you will need medical documentation that you will not be able to work or cannot continue performing your old job because of the car accident.  
 
MEDICAL EXPENSES
You are entitled to recover the costs of necessary medical expenses that are the result of your Charleston car accident. This element of damages pays for all medical bills, including ambulance, emergency room visits, doctors, specialists, surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors, etc. In most car accident cases, past medical expenses is the largest portion of recoverable damages.
 
FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES
You may also recover for medical bills you will have to incur in the future as a result of your Charleston car accident. To recover theses types of damages, you will need a doctor to estimate the amount of medical expenses you will incur in the future.
 
PAIN AND SUFFERING
Car accidents can cause a large amount of pain and suffering.  This is shown through the need of treatment as well as the need for pain medication.  You may  recover for the physical pain as well as the mental anguish you have suffered.  Mental Anguish damages can include a wide variety of things such as no longer being able to play games with your children, or the fears that you now have as a result of your Charleston, SC car accident.  
 
DISFIGUREMENT
If your car accident has left you with scarring or a disfigurement, then you are entitled to compensation. The more noticeable the scar, the more value it has to the insurance company.
 

Charleston, SC Car Accident Lawyers

This is just a snapshot of what could be recoverable in your auto accident case. Our Charleston Auto Accident Lawyers will discuss your case with you free of charge. Our attorneys are here to help those injured in auto accidents in CharlestonNorth CharlestonMount PleasantSummervilleGoose CreekHanahanJames IslandWest AshleyIsle of PalmsSullivans IslandFolly BeachJohns IslandLadsonAwendawMcClellanvilleMoncks Corner and across South Carolina.

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