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3 areas of compensation after a car accident

On Behalf of | May 7, 2024 | Auto Accidents |

If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you may be interested in seeking compensation from the other driver. Perhaps they made a negligent mistake that caused the crash, such as driving under the influence or following too closely.

But what type of compensation should you consider? You don’t want to overlook any necessary costs, especially if you’ve been offered a settlement that would close your case. Below are three areas to begin with, although these are certainly not all of the areas where you can seek compensation.

Medical bills

To begin with, if you were injured, you likely want compensation for immediate medical bills. This could include the cost of transportation to the hospital, medication, surgery, an overnight stay and much more. Even just a single day in the hospital can be very expensive, let alone a week or a month.

Long-term costs

But remember that medical bills don’t necessarily end just because you get out of the hospital. Maybe you have to keep taking medication or going to physical rehabilitation. Perhaps you’re going to need additional surgeries in the future or new complications will arise. You do want to consider the long-term medical bills and lost earning capacity.

Lost wages

Speaking of lost earnings, it’s not just that your injuries can change your career prospects and overall earning capacity. You will likely also lose wages surrounding the accident. If you spent a week in the hospital, for instance, and then another month recovering at home, you’ve lost substantial earnings.

Once again, these are just three areas to begin with, not a comprehensive list. Make sure you know about all of your legal options to seek compensation.


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