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What compensation can you seek after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2021 | Uncategorized |

The aftermath of a car accident can be very challenging physically, emotionally, and financially. You may be wondering about what types of compensation you may be able to get if you make a claim against a negligent driver.

Every situation is different, and there is no single formula that can tell you how much compensation you will receive. However, you should review some of the most important factors that affect the value of claims to learn more about what remedies may be available to use.

Medical expenses

You may be able to seek restitution for all of your medical expenses for both emergency treatment and ongoing care. You may include expenses that your health insurance provider paid for, but it may seek to recoup those costs from a settlement agreement or damages award.

Lost wages

An injury that prevents you from working can have a devastating effect on your finances. Your claim may need to include lost wages from the time that you were unable to work. If your injury has caused a long-term or permanent disability, you may be able to recover your future lost wages.

Pain and suffering

Severe injuries may entitle you to damages for pain and suffering. The level of discomfort associated with an injury and its impact on your daily life may determine whether you should seek this form of compensation.

You may not know the full extent of your damages for some time after an accident. However, you must go about compensation before your time to do so expires.