Damages You May Be Entitled to Collect If You Have Been Injured in a Wisconsin Car Accident
After a car accident, you may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party who caused your injuries. An experienced Milwaukee car accident lawyer with Mingo and Yankala, S.C. can review your claim and identify the damages you may be able to recover. Contact us for a free case review.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim, you may be able to recover your damages for the following:
Repair of Vehicle
Motor vehicle accidents can result in significant damage to your vehicle. You can make a claim for the cost to repair your vehicle. If your vehicle costs more to repair than its fair market value, the vehicle is considered “totaled.” In this case, you can receive compensation for the fair market value of your vehicle. You may also be entitled to compensation for the reduced value of your vehicle because it has been involved in an accident.
At Mingo & Yankala, S.C. if we accept your injury case, we will assist, free of charge, in helping you recover for the damage to your vehicle.
Loss of Use of Vehicle
Since car repairs can take some time to complete, you may have to make alternative arrangements for transportation while your vehicle is being repaired. You may be able to receive reimbursement for the following types of expense:
- Uber, Lyft, or other rideshare program rides
- Rental car expenses
- Train, subway, or bus fares
If you are a rideshare driver or other gig worker who relies on their vehicle for work, you may be able to receive compensation for the lost income you suffered because of the loss of the use of your vehicle.
Your Wisconsin car accident may have resulted in substantial medical bills such as:
- Ambulance charges
- Emergency room treatment
- Doctor follow-up appointments
- Specialist appointments
- Medical devices
- Prescription medications
You can seek compensation for these expenses, including past and future expenses.
You can also seek compensation for the wages you lost while seeking medical treatment or recovering from your injuries. This compensation could include payment for the following:
- Regular wages
- Overtime pay
- Employment benefits
Future Loss of Earnings
Some car accident injuries may permanently disable you or prevent you from performing the same type of work that you did before the accident. In these situations, you may be able to recover compensation for your lost or reduced earning compacity.
Pain and Suffering and Emotional Distress
In addition to damages that are economic in nature, you can also recover financial compensation for non-economic damages. For example, you could recover compensation for your physical pain and suffering and your emotional distress. It can be difficult to quantify these damages, but a skilled Milwaukee car accident lawyer can help.
While most car accident claims are based on negligence, some Wisconsin car accidents may be due to reckless or intentional actions. In these cases, you may be able to pursue punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer for particularly egregious behavior and to prevent similar behavior in the future.
Facial or Disfiguring Injuries
You could also recover compensation for permanent disability, scarring, or disfigurement.
Some car accidents may result in emotional or mental injury. You may be able to receive compensation for mental injuries such as:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Phobias surrounding driving or traveling in a vehicle
- Fear of undergoing surgery recommended by your doctor
Quantifying these injuries can be difficult, but an experienced Milwaukee injury lawyer can help.
Contact a Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyer Today
A Milwaukee car accident lawyer from Mingo and Yankala, S.C. can help identify and seek compensation for the damages you suffered. Contact us for a free case review.