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What compensation can you get after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2022 | Firm News |

A major injury from a car accident could result in considerable financial harm. Getting compensation can help you protect your quality of life after an accident has compromised it.

The damages that you can recover will depend on the severity of your injuries. Likewise, changes to your income and day-to-day life could bear on the compensation that you should seek in a personal injury claim.

Lost wages

If you are unable to work for a considerable length of time after sustaining injuries in a car accident, the responsible party may be liable for the total value of the earnings that you have lost. If you are uncertain about when you will be able to return to work or your condition is permanently disabling, you may need to seek restitution for your future lost wages.

Medical expenses

Regardless of whether you have insurance, you have the right to seek the total cost of treating injuries. An insurance carrier could try to recoup medical expenses that they have paid to providers on your behalf if your claim is successful.

Additional expenses

Having to pay for services that you did not need prior to an accident such as help with housekeeping or childcare could merit compensatory damages. Likewise, the cost of making modifications to your home to accommodate a disability could count towards the value of a personal injury claim.

In effect, the remedy that personal injury claimants seek should be proportionate to the degree of harm that they have sustained. Pursuing a remedy could ultimately help get through your recovery with less stress and uncertainty about the financial repercussions of an accident.

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