Common Damages in a Car Accident Claim

November 1, 2016 | Thomas L. Stroble
Common Damages in a Car Accident Claim
Michigan Car Accident Attorney

A serious car accident can turn your life upside down, both personally and financially. Thankfully for victims, Michigan law entitles people who have been hurt in accidents caused by the negligence of others to recover damages for the losses they experience. While every case is different, there are some examples of damages that are often successfully pursued in Michigan car accident cases.

Medical Expenses

If you are seriously injured in a car accident, you can incur thousands of dollars in medical expenses, if not more. In the tragic event that you have long-term medical problems or develop a disability because of your injuries, these expenses may last well into the foreseeable future. Fortunately, personal injury claims arising from car accidents generally compensate victims for past, current, and future medical expenses.

Lost Income

Another way in which a car accident can impact your financial situation is by keeping you from working for a significant period of time. In some cases, your injuries may be severe enough to keep you out of work for months or even prevent you from returning to work at all.

Property Damage

Serious car accidents can also cause significant damage to your vehicle that may cost thousands of dollars to fix. In some cases, the accident may even damage other valuable personal property – for example, if you haul work equipment in the back of your truck, you may be looking at thousands of dollars of losses on top of the damage to your vehicle.

Physical and Emotional Pain and Suffering

If you have been injured in a car accident, you are probably experiencing significant pain and emotional suffering. These kinds of losses are compensable under Michigan law but are often difficult to establish because of their subjective nature. Fortunately, a skilled attorney can help you establish the monetary value of your pain and suffering and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Call a Michigan Car Accident Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

As a car accident victim, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. For this reason, you should discuss your case with a skilled lawyer as soon as you can. At Michigan Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping people who have been injured by the negligence of others recover for their losses. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at 313-GET-HELP or send us an email through our online contact form.


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Thomas L. Stroble


Mr. Stroble is a highly accomplished graduate of Michigan State University, with degrees in both science and law. He specializes in commercial lawsuits and personal injury cases. Licensed to practice law in Michigan and even the U.S. Supreme Court, he’s a well-qualified legal expert. Besides his career in law, he loves outdoor activities and volunteers as a part-time police officer in Birmingham.

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