Hurt in a Maryland car accident? What can you legally recover in damages?

Victims of car and truck accidents often misunderstand what they can and can't recover for in damages. Damages are literally those injuries that flow naturally from a crash although some seemingly related consequences are not legally compensable. Among the damages that are legally recoverable are:

  1. Incurred medical expenses that are "fair and reasonable and causally related to the injuries sustained in the crash."
  2. Lost income or income-earning opportunities;
  3. Prescription and medical appliance costs that are "fair and reasonable and causally related to the injuries sustained in the crash".
  4. The present value of future lost wages. (A separate article on the subject of present value medical calculations is in process.)
  5. Lost family services such as housecleaning, yardwork, babysitting and repairs.
  6. Future medical expenses that are causally related to crash injuries  and that probably will be incurred.

 

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