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What damages can I claim after a drunk driving accident?

Being involved in a car accident is stressful enough. Being involved in one caused by a drunk driver can be downright overwhelming. The emotions that play out following a car accident can run the gamut from being scared to being angry to being vengeful. It's important to understand what types of damages you can claim following a drunk driving accident in Maryland.

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An injury from a drunk driving accident could cause you to miss significant time at work, leaving you with multiple paychecks, struggling to pay the bills. On top of your regular bills, now you have to pay medical bills as a result of the crash. You can claim lost wages if involved in a drunk driving accident. This includes future wages if the injuries you suffered left you disabled or incapable of producing at the level you were capable of prior to the accident.

It's also possible for you to seek damages for pain and suffering following such an accident. This is defined as any physical or mental distress suffered. You will need to show the seriousness of your injury, the type of injury and the prognosis issued by the doctor in order to claim such damages.

Quite possibly the most common type of damage claimed is that of medical expenses. They can pile up into the tens of thousands of dollars following a drunk driving accident, even if you have medical and auto insurance. You can seek reimbursement for ambulance rides, consultations, medical equipment, physical therapy, in-home medical care and more.

Being injured in a drunk driving accident can change your life. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand the legal process and aid you in securing compensation for injuries suffered in a Montgomery County drunk driving accident.

Source: FindLaw, "What Kinds of Damages May I Claim for Car Accident Injuries?," accessed July 31, 2017

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