Car accident injuries can have a lifelong impact on a victim, but understanding how to receive compensation may further their path to healing.

Continue reading to learn about six different damages you may be able to collect from a car accident claim.

Medical Expenses

Serious car accident injuries can lead to significant medical expenses. These expenses generally make up a sizable part of an accident claim. To prove your need for compensation, you must provide proper documentation of your injuries. Medical expense damages may include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospital stays
  • Physical or cognitive therapy
  • Ambulance fees
  • Medication
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Medical appointments
  • Surgeries
  • Rehabilitation
  • Needed in-home services

Income Loss

A motor vehicle crash can inhibit your ability to work for an extended period of time. This could be due to time spent in a hospital, physical therapy sessions, mobility issues, or other factors that prevent you from earning a living. In order to claim damages for income loss, you must be able to prove that your injuries have prevented your ability to work.

Property Damage

If a traffic collision results in property damage, you are eligible to file a claim for recompense. Property damage includes any destruction to your vehicle, personal possessions, or property where the collision occurred. Proving this type of claim can be done through photographs, witness testimonies, and police reports.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering is a legal term that refers to the physical and mental distress suffered from an injury. This type of damage is a noneconomic loss that can be included in your claim for financial recovery. In order to prove that pain and suffering exists, you must gather proper documentation, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Medical or psychiatric records
  • Expert testimony
  • Pictures of your injuries
  • Medical prognosis

Loss of Quality of Life

Some accidents leave people with permanent disabilities or reductions in their quality of life. Have your injuries prevented you from doing the things that matter most to you? Under Tort Law, you may be able to receive compensation for losses due to diminished quality of life.


There are times when an accident leaves the victim permanently scarred or disfigured in some way. This can lead to additional medical expenses, emotional distress, loss of mobility, or other hardships. Disfigurement damages may be recovered in a personal injury claim through proper documentation from medical professionals.

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton Can Help You Receive the Compensation You Deserve

If you have sustained car accident injuries, income loss, diminished quality of life, or other serious damages in a collision, Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton can help. Our goal in every case is to thoroughly examine your injuries and all of the repercussions they have had on your life, and then pursue maximum compensation for you. With over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with our team.

We have offices in Orem, Provo, Saratoga Springs, and West Jordan, Utah. Contact us today.