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Cabell County woman sues for injuries in car accident

Those injured in car accidents can face many challenges, but compensation for the physical and economic injuries suffered may be available.

A woman in Cabell County recently sued an auto service company for injuries sustained in a car accident. The woman claims that the car accident took place while she was operating her vehicle, and the employee of the company she is suing negligently operated his company truck and collided with her. She is alleging that the driver of the truck was an employee of the auto company and was acting within the scope of his employment at the time of the accident. The woman is seeking compensation for large amounts of medical costs for hospital care and services as a result of the accident. The woman is also claiming damages, including loss of earning capacity and lost earnings, pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional suffering, among others.

When a person is injured in a car collision, as a result of a negligent driver, the injured party may wish to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation for damages suffered. To prove liability, the injured party will have to do so according to the laws of negligence. This requires that the injured party demonstrate that the negligent party owed a duty of care to the injured party and failed to satisfy that duty, resulting in injury. Serious injuries from an auto collision can receive a variety of compensation depending on the type of injuries suffered.

Medical expenses, including expenses for doctors, hospital services and ambulance costs are recoverable. The expenses must be related to medical conditions that resulted from the injury, and the medical examination for the lawsuit is typically not compensable as part of the damages in the case. Past and future medical expenses may be available. Lost earnings and lost future earnings are available if the injured party can demonstrate that the party lost wages as a result of the injuries suffered in the auto accident, and that the party's ability to earn in the future has been diminished as a result of the injuries. Mental anguish damages, as well as pain and suffering, may also be available for mental suffering or emotional distress.

Car accidents can result in serious injuries. Damages and compensation are available to help injured parties recover.

Source: West Virginia Record, "Thompson's Auto Service sued over car accident," Kyla Asbury, Jan. 23, 2013.

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