There is not one answer to this question: the amount of money you may be eligible to recover after a car accident depends on the severity of your injuries, the balance of fault and the extent to which your injuries are likely to affect you in the future. If you are 50 percent or less responsible for your accident, you may be eligible to collect compensation for a variety of expenses.
Reasonable costs required to treat and diagnose your injuries would be included in a car accident settlement. It is important to ensure that these costs take into consideration the long-term consequences of your injuries, as well as any lag there may be between the accident and any onset of injuries.
Lost Income/Earning Capacity
Depending on the severity of your injuries, your ability to work may be compromised, either temporarily or permanently. Unfortunately, bills don't stop just because you're unable to work. A personal injury settlement should also compensate you for lost wages and your reduced ability over the long term to work to the same level that you did before the accident.
You may be able to secure compensation for other losses that are not strictly economic. For example, in certain cases you may be able to recover compensation for the pain, suffering, disfigurement or scarring you endured as a result of your accident. You may also be able to recover compensation for lost enjoyment of life or damage to your marital relationship.
Discuss Your Situation With A Lawyer
We can provide a better idea of what compensation might be available for you when you come in for your free initial consultation at our firm. Call one of our offices to schedule your appointment: In Kentucky: 859-547-3334; in Cincinnati: 513-721-1077; in Dayton: 859-547-3334. You can also use our email form to get in touch.