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What kind of damages can I sue for in a tort claim? by Patricia Santucci

When you are injured in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you can sue to recover “damages” for loss that you have experienced as a result of the motor vehicle accident, including:
– “general damages” for your pain and suffering
– income loss or loss of economic opportunity for your loss of wages after the accident and into the future
– income loss or loss of economic opportunity for your loss of wages after the accident and into the future
– compensation for medical treatment that you have paid for yourself (out-of-pocket expenses) and compensation for the estimated cost of medical treatment that you will require in the future
– compensation for medical treatment that you have paid for yourself (out-of-pocket expenses) and compensation for the estimated cost of medical treatment that you will require in the future
– compensation for housekeeping and home maintenance services that you have paid for since the accident and compensation for the estimated cost of the same services into the future
– family member claims for damages suffered as a result of your accident.

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About the Author Patricia Santucci

Patricia Santucci is a personal injury lawyer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds several degrees having attended King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Windsor and an Ontario Teaching Degree from Teacher’s College as well as her Ontario Teaching Certificate. After graduating from the University of Alberta law school she was called to the bar in 2000. You can find Patricia on and LinkedIn or directly through this website