What Damages Can a Victim Sustain?
Whenever anyone is involved in a negligence-related accident, there are a lot of things that can arise. One thing that nobody ever wants to deal with is a serious injury. It’s an unfortunate situation, but it happens more often than most would like.
These accidents—whether by car, truck, motorcycle, workplace hazard, nursing home abuse, or more—can result in serious and long-term damages to the victim. Understanding what can happen and what you can do to move forward is an important thing to consider.
Physical injuries are some of the most common that people sustain as the result of negligence. These are often associated with long-term pain, the need for medical treatment, and even the inability to continue working in the same capacity.
Some of the most serious physical injuries that are sustained are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, amputation, lacerations, internal organ damage, and more. It’s important to seek medical attention quickly to help treat these injuries effectively.
While the physical pain from a negligence-related accident is more talked about, it’s often the emotional trauma that is more damaging and has the longer lasting impact on the victim. Emotional trauma can impact a victim’s everyday life as they try to cope with what happened.
Emotional trauma can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and overwhelming fear. This is a difficult situation to endure for anyone, let alone someone already experiencing the physical pain from the accident.
In cases of auto accidents, property damage may also be considered by the courts when trying to determine the compensation amount. Property damage may mean the damage to your vehicle or any other possessions caused by the negligence.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our Kansas City personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping our clients understand their situation and guiding them with their rights and options. We are committed to your well-being every step of the way.
You can count on us. Call today at (816) 298-8708 for a free consultation.