It is no secret that car crashes are expensive. The cost of a car accident involving medical expenses can be several thousand dollars or more, and that is not the only cost that a victim might experience. When filing a personal injury claim for your injuries, it is vital to seek the compensation you need to cover all of the costs resulting from your accident. So, what exactly is your case worth?
Typical sources of compensation
Determining the value of your case will depend on the specifics of the accident, your injuries and your recovery. Compensation should cover both immediate consequences of the accident, as well as indirect and future costs resulting from the accident. Common forms of damages in a motor vehicle accident include:
- Lost income during your recovery period
- Current and future medical expenses
- Therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Property damage
- Emotional damage
- Pain and suffering
In addition to the economic and non-economic expenses that result from an accident, you may be able to seek compensation in the form of punitive damages as well. These damages are meant to punish the reckless party for their actions and prevent others from being so reckless in the future.
Get the compensation you deserve
It is unlikely that you will know what your compensation is worth on your own, and insurance companies may take advantage of that by pushing you to accept a lowball settlement. Let your lawyer determine what your case is worth by adding all the costs you have experienced and negotiating for a fair settlement that you deserve.
If you do not secure the compensation you deserve, you may be left with having to pay the remaining costs on your own. Make sure you are doing everything in your power to get the money you deserve for the injuries someone else caused.