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Scott D. Brown
John P. Lander
Kim R. Snitker
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Brown, Kinsey,
Funkhouser & Lander, P.L.C.

214 North Adams,
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: (641) 423-6223
Fax: (641) 423-9995
AUTO / CAR ACCIDENTS - Frequently Asked Questions
I. General Information IV. Injuries and Compensation
II. What to do if you are in an accident   A. Damages
  A. Immediately after the accident   B. Damages for Family Members
  B. When the police get to the accident   C. Insurance
  C. Soon after the accident   D. Amount of Compensation
  D. Later   E. Injuries and Compensation Conclusion
III. Theories of Liability V. Insurance Claims Tips
  A. Negligence VI. Uninsured or Underinsured Drivers
  B. Recklessness   A. Uninsured Drivers
  C. Third Parties   B. Underinsured Drivers
       1. Drunk Drivers   C. Collecting Damages
       2. Product Manufacturers      D. Conclusion
       3. Automotive Technicians VII. No-Fault Insurance
       4. Government Entities
  A. A No-Fault Insurance System
  D. General Conclusion   B. Choice No-Fault
      C. A No-Fault Insurance Policy
      D. No-Fault Insurance Conclusion
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Injuries and Compensation

In general, a person who is injured in a car accident can be compensated for the actual costs of their medical expenses, property damage, economic damages (such as loss of income), as well as physical and emotional pain and suffering.  Lawsuits over motor vehicles accidents can be very complex.  In order to get the amount of compensation to which you are entitled, you should speak with a personal injury attorney who is experienced in motor vehicle accidents and compensation.

 

Damages

In all negligence cases, including car accidents, the injured person may be compensated for the costs of medical and rehabilitative services, physical and mental pain and suffering, lost income (both past and future), permanent injury or impairment and permanent scarring or disfigurement.  Other damages that are typical in motor vehicle accident cases include physical property damage, reasonably foreseeable medical expenses, and loss of enjoyment of life.  Just because you had a previous injury does not necessarily bar you from being compensated for new injuries.  An injured party may still be compensated for worsening or exacerbating an old injury.  A good way for a person injured in an accident to document how his or her injuries affect their life is to keep a diary or journal that describes how the injury affects him or her every day as well as his or her immediate family.  This diary or journal will be helpful in determining the type and amount of compensation that is appropriate.

Damages for Family Members

In addition to compensation received by the person injured in the car accident, the injured person’s spouse may also be eligible for compensation.  A spouse can recover for harm to the marital relationship, known as “loss of consortium.”  Generally, both the husband and the wife ask for this type of compensation.  Loss of consortium refers to any harm to the martial relationship that was caused by the accident.  This harm may include loss of the spouse’s love, companionship, reassurance, affection, consolation, moral support, sexual relationship, ability to have children, as well as the spouse’s physical assistance in operation and maintenance of a home.   Loss of consortium does not have to be permanent, it can also be temporary.

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