The suddenness of a car accident is not only shocking to the victims that it impacts, but it is also the likely cause of many hardships for the victim. In addition to the pain and suffering due to the resulting serious injuries of the accident, victims in Montana and elsewhere are also likely to suffer financially as well. In fact, an accident can leave a Montana resident facing outright financial hardship.

Because the losses and damages associated with a car accident are likely to be costly, victims are able to seek economic damages. However, in order to seek economic recovery in a personal injury claim, accident victims must assert the type of damages they are suffering from. Because recovery is not automatically available, victims must adequately prove these claims with evidence and support.

If an accident victim has suffered serious injuries and requires not only current medical treatment but also future medical care, he or she could seek damages for future medical expenses. In order to make such a claim, an approximate estimate of the cost is required. If an accident victim suffered a disabling injury and requires household services to care for them and the house, this could also be covered.

Other economic damages recoverable following a car accident include lost earning capacity, lost wages and, as mentioned, medical expenses.. A victim could also seek other so-called special damages for any definite monetary losses after an injury causing accident.

Being involved in a car accident can greatly impact a victim’s life. It not only impacts them mentally, physically and emotionally but also affects them financially. It is important to understand your rights following a car crash and what damages you are entitled to.

Source:, “Economic Recovery for Accidents and Injuries,” accessed Feb. 19, 2017