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In a car accident? Know the types of compensation

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2021 | Personal Injury |

A car accident can happen in an instant but can change your life forever. If you suffer a serious injury due to another person’s recklessness or negligence, compensation from the accident may be the only resource you have to cover your medical bills.

Non-fatal injuries from a car accident can result in thousands of dollars or more in expenses, but accident victims can also incur other costs:

Future medical expenses

The medical costs you accrue immediately after an accident are often for reconstructive surgeries and treatments to help return you to health. Still, you may face still more expenses months or years in the future, including additional surgeries, extensive physical therapy, or expensive prescription medicines.

Lost wages

If you spend time in the hospital after an accident and more time recovering at home, you may lose the income from your job — money you need to afford your cost of living. Be sure you recover lost-wage damages.

Property damage

A car accident injures a vehicle’s passengers and damages not just the vehicle itself but also expensive items in it, such as cell phones. The person who is liable for the accident should pay for what they destroyed.

Pain and suffering

It is not enough for a liable party to foot the bill for the damage they caused in a car accident. They should also be responsible for the emotional turmoil they caused the victims. Pain and suffering are common types of compensation that pay victims for their anguish from an accident.

Hold liable parties accountable

You may be surprised by all the expenses and costs that come with a personal injury. If you were not liable for the accident, why should you be liable for the costs? Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you identify your injury’s full cost and help you secure the best possible outcome in your claim.