Recovering Damages From Broken Bone Injuries in a Vehicle Collision

Broken bones after a car accident may result in lengthy recovery times, limited mobility, chronic pain, difficulty with everyday tasks, and an inability to return to work. When you add regular monthly bills on top of those problems, it becomes clear that you need to exercise your legal right to recover damages from the negligent driver. Under Virginia law, you can potentially receive compensation for: 

  • Both past and future medical costs, such as surgeries, therapies, and time spent in the hospital.
  • Lost wages for days you couldn’t work while recovering, as well as other possible economic damages if your injury requires changes to your employment.
  • Non-economic damages that don’t have a specific dollar amount attached for issues like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and PTSD after the accident.
  • Your out-of-pocket costs that aren’t covered by medical insurance while seeking treatment for the injury. 

In order to recover damages at all, you need to determine who is at fault and then provide evidence to show the at-fault party’s negligent behavior caused your injury. Even when it seems like the at-fault driver is obvious, recovering damages for car crashes can become complicated. Every case is different and includes unique challenges, whether you were in an accident caused by an uninsured driver, a collision with multiple vehicles, a crash caused by a drowsy trucker with logbook violations, or in an accident with a government-owned vehicle like a bus or garbage truck. 

Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims