Damages You Can Recover in a Car Accident Lawsuit

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Being in a car accident is never fun. While getting your car repaired may be one of the only things on your mind, there are many other claims you can file in order to gain the compensation you deserve. Don’t miss out by trying to handle the case on your own.

You could be missing out on claims such as lost wages or ruined future employment opportunities. There are many types of compensation you may want to consider seeking depending on the severity of your accident. Talk to a lawyer to see how they can help you.

Lost Wages

If you have been in a major car accident you may have lost the ability to earn money. Due to the amount of time you have to put into physical therapy, days spent in the hospital and the loss of ability to move, you may not be able to spend as much time at work.

Talk to your lawyer about your loss of wages. Factors they will have to consider are your occupation, age, experience, life expectancy and skills.

Medical Expenses

Medical expenses are considered more than loss of wages when in an accident. You may receive minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, or major injuries like broken bones, permanent disability or paralysis. Any treatments needed for your medical conditions can be covered.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering isn’t something most people know they can receive compensation for. This includes all other discomforts you may experience from an accident. If you aren’t able to participate in daily activities you used to enjoy, you can receive coverage for it. It can be difficult to put a dollar amount on what you have lost. If you hire a personal injury lawyer, they will help you understand how much you can receive.

Being in an accident is never fun. Your car may be the first thing you worry about, but not the only thing. If you have suffered in any other way, contact a personal injury lawyer to help you.

Sources:
https://www.dmv.org/insurance/compensation-for-auto-accident-personal-injury-claims.php

Your Car Accident: What Damages Can You Recover?


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