With Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, it is expected that traffic volumes will be higher than usual. In fact, AAA expects the number of travelers to be its highest since 2005. Perhaps lower gas prices and steady employment allows people to take vacations. Regardless of the reasons, the mass exodus for vacation getaways begins in earnest on Friday.
Because of the traffic volumes, Memorial Day weekend is also known for being one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. Yes, most drivers vigilant; but unfortunately accidents still happen. When they do, it is helpful to know what kinds of damages can be recovered. This post will focus on a few.
Medical expenses – Whether you just suffer minor cuts and bruises or something more serious, being treated at the hospital will create costs. The person liable for causing accident could also be held responsible for paying these expenses.
Pain and suffering – In the same vein, people injured in an accident can suffer mental and physical distress. This may mean a considerable time of physical pain after an accident or emotional trauma due to their new reality because of a permanent injury. Because of this, compensation for pain and suffering is available.
Lost wages – Those who are severely injured may not be able to work as they recover. Because of this, compensation for lost wages may be available.
Rehabilitation costs – It is not uncommon for those severely injured to go through therapy programs so that they can regain strength or range of motion. These programs also cost money, so compensation for rehabilitation may be available.
If you have additional questions about compensation after an accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can advise you.