What type of compensation do you deserve after a crash? 

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2024 | Car Accidents

Getting involved in a serious motor vehicle accident can leave you with some significant costs. If you weren’t responsible for the accident, you may be able to seek financial compensation. Perhaps the other driver acted negligently or made clear mistakes like drifting over the center line when they were distracted or running a stop sign.

But how should you start this process? And what types of compensation should you be looking for? Below are a few examples to get you started.

Changes in earnings

For one thing, consider the way that the accident might change the money that you earn. You may deserve compensation for lost wages, for example, if you had to spend a week in the hospital. If you have long-term issues due to your injuries, you may deserve compensation for a lost earning capacity.

Medical bills

Of course, if you’ve been injured, you’re also likely to be facing severely high medical bills. American healthcare is prohibitively expensive for most people, and injuries can leave them hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. When seeking compensation for these injuries, providing medical evidence is important.

Non-economic damages

In some cases, you can also seek compensation for non-economic damages, although they can be a bit harder to calculate. These include things like pain and suffering or loss of consortium.

The above are just three examples and may not include all of the compensation you deserve. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced legal team so that you know exactly what steps you should take and what types of compensation to seek.

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