Car accident victims have legal recourse options to recover compensation for damages which allows victims to focus on making as complete a recovery as possible from the harm suffered.

A recent car accident in a nearby neighborhood sent two women and three girls to local hospitals. According to police, a 36-year old woman was traveling in the northbound direction when a 19-year old woman made a left-hand turn in front of her. Four passengers in the two vehicles, ages 12 through 19, were taken to local hospitals, although all of the injuries suffered were described and non-life threatening.

Car accidents can cause a variety of injuries and the harm from a car accident can sometimes follow a victim through life. Because of this, a variety of damages may be available to victims injured in a car accident. Victims may be able to receive compensation for harm from a negligent driver, such as a distracted driver or a driver who was texting and driving. Following a car accident, an injured victim can bring a personal injury legal claim to recover compensation for damages suffered.

Personal injury claims are based on the liability of the negligent driver. Such claims are often resolved through insurance companies and through settlement once a personal injury claim has been made or the claim can go to trial. Victims may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages, in addition to other types of damages. The damages are intended to compensate the victim for the harm suffered in a car accident as a result of the negligence of the responsible party.

Victims of car accidents may unexpectedly find themselves facing a series of physical, emotional and financial challenges. A trained personal injury attorney can help ensure a victim does not suffer those challenges without assistance as the victim focuses on recovery from the harm.

Source: Wicked Local Braintree, “Crash sends five to hospital in Braintree,” Robert Aicardi, March 19, 2014