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Potential damages you can recover as a car accident victim

On Behalf of | Oct 5, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

After being struck and injured by a negligent driver, you have a lot to deal with. If you need extensive medical treatment or if your vehicle is totaled, you may wonder how you will cover the cost. 

At this point, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover damages in the form of monetary compensation. While each case is unique and the circumstances of the accident determine what you will recover, some of the potential damages you can receive are highlighted here:

Medical costs

An accident claim typically covers the cost of your medical care. This includes transport by ambulance, treatment in the emergency room, hospital stays, doctors’ services, nursing services, surgeries and more. You must show proof of the costs, so be sure to keep records of treatment and bills you receive. 

Lost wages

If you are unable to work because of the accident and your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation in the amount of what you would have earned if the accident had not occurred. If you are unemployed, it may be possible to recover lost wages if you have a way to prove what you would have earned during your accident recovery period. 

Pain and suffering

The pain you experience after an accident is considered another damage you can recover compensation for. Determining the monetary value of pain and suffering requires careful consideration of the severity of the injury and how long you will be in pain. 

How to recover fair compensation

If you are injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you have the legal right to recover damages for your injuries and losses. Knowing what you can claim and your rights can help you receive a fair settlement.