What Damages Can I Claim From My Car Accident?

Jacksonville Personal Injury Law FirmBeing the victim of a car accident will likely be traumatic and painful for you, but there is some good news: You are generally entitled to recover for all past and future expenses that you suffer as a result of the accident. When you meet with a Jacksonville personal injury law firm to discuss your personal injury case, the attorney will begin compiling a list of all the damages you may be able to recover in your claim. Discuss these items in detail with your personal injury attorney. Past Damages in Your Personal Injury Claim You may be able to claim all of the following when asking for damages:
  • Treatment, hospital bills and expenses;
  • Emergency room bills;
  • Ambulance bills;
  • Doctor’s fees;
  • Other treatment or therapy you have needed;
  • Medication and drugs, both prescription and non-prescription
  • Assistive devices such as canes or walkers;
  • Transportation to medical facilities when needed;
  • Loss of income from having to take time off work; and
  • Non-economic loss including pain and suffering.
Future Damages in Your Personal Injury Claim In addition, you may be able to include some or all of these in your claim depending on the likely outlook of your treatment:
  • Medical costs such as continuing therapy and nursing;
  • Drugs;
  • Hospital costs and treatment costs;
  • Doctor’s fees;
  • Loss of earning capacity;
  • Assistive devices such as canes or walkers;
  • Prosthetic devices;
  • Non-economic loss including pain and suffering; and
  • Household assistance.
For more information on filing a personal injury claim, contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer John Fagan at 904-278-1000.

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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