The Types of Compensation you can Collect from an Iowa Car Collision Lawsuit
All too often, Iowa auto collisions result in serious injury. In many cases, the expenses related to these injuries extend well beyond basic medical treatment costs. When individuals are seriously injured in an collision caused by the negligence of someone else, they should not have to pay any expenses out-of-pocket. In many cases, the best option for collecting full compensation for all expenses related to a serious injury is through an automobile collision lawsuit in Iowa.
AN AUTO COLLISION LAWSUIT IN IOWA CAN HELP YOU COLLECT FULL COMPENSATION
Iowa law permits juries to award many types of compensation to qualifying injury victims. The skilled attorneys at Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, PLC can help pursue full compensation, including, but not limited to, the following:
Medical expenses: You can collect all expenses for medical treatment and therapy, as well as the costs for medical devices (such as crutches or bandages), and even over-the-counter pain medication. This includes past expenses, current costs, and all anticipated future expenses.
Lost wages: If you had to take unpaid time off for medical treatment, recovery, or even other time away from work that was a result of your injuries, you can pursue these costs in an Iowa auto collision lawsuit.
Pain and suffering: This term covers a wide range of physical and mental anguish that can be the result of serious collision injury. Just a few examples of pain and suffering damages that can be awarded in an Iowa automobile collision lawsuit include residual permanent pain, limitations on activity, shortening of life, and even depression and embarrassment caused by permanent disfigurement and scarring.
Emotional trauma: A serious Iowa auto collision can cause potentially severe trauma to victims. A common side effect can be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which can cause victims to experience flashbacks or even lead to fear of getting into another car. Emotional trauma often affects everyday life and requires psychological treatment. These expenses can be awarded in an Iowa car collision lawsuit.
Permanent disability: A severe permanent disability can be a life-altering situation. Victims may no longer be able to provide financial support their families or meet other day-to-day responsibilities. They may even need full-time care for a lifetime. Jury awards are often substantial in these cases.
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The legal help you need is here. If you have been injured in an auto collision, call our Cedar Rapids law office at 319-393-1020 or email Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, PLC today for a free initial consultation. We look forward to discussing your auto collision case and helping ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve.