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What types of compensation can you seek after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Oct 16, 2021 | Injuries, Personal Injury |

If you have experienced serious injuries because of a car accident, getting compensation may make your recovery more manageable. Injuries requiring extensive treatment may entitle you to a settlement or money judgment.

Typically, claimants receive compensation from the insurer of the driver who was responsible for a car accident rather than the individual driver. Here are some examples of the different types of restitution you can seek.

Lost wages

Being unable to work while you recover from a major injury can have a disastrous impact on your income. By initiating a personal injury claim against a negligent driver, you can recoup your wages for the time that you were unable to work.

Future earnings

A permanently disabling injury could affect your ability to perform day-to-day tasks and work functions. If your condition prevents you from working in the same manner that you had, your claim may include compensation for the income that you would have received during the remainder of your career.

Medical costs

The cost of emergency medical care and ongoing treatment for injuries are important parts of a car accident claim. You may include expenses that a health insurance provider paid for, but it is possible that the carrier may request reimbursement.

The number of damages that you recover will depend on the gravity of the harm that you sustained from your injuries. The full scope of the economic effect of an injury may be uncertain immediately after an accident, but it is important to take action before the time in which you can do so expires.