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Compensation you may seek after a car accident

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2024 | Car Accidents

Every car crash is different, so the specific reasons you seek compensation will be related to the unique factors of your accident. The difference in costs from one accident to the next can vary widely, especially due to the severity of the injuries.

That said, there are some categories for damages that you certainly want to consider after your crash. Here are four areas to begin with.

Short-term medical bills

First of all, look at the short-term costs resulting from the medical treatment that you received. This could include a ride in the ambulance, for example, or treatment at an emergency room.

Long-term medical costs

Next, consider if you’re going to need rehabilitative services, long-term medication and things of this nature. Long-term medical costs can be a significant part of compensation for serious injuries like spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries.

Lost wages

You also want to consider if you have seen a reduction in earnings after the accident. The most obvious example is if you had to spend a few days out of work – or a few weeks – recovering from your injuries.

Lost earning capacity

Additionally, you could see a reduction in your future earning potential or your overall earning capacity. For instance, if you have a long-term disability after the accident, you may not be able to return to work. Some workers also find they have to take lower-paying jobs, which creates a reduction in earnings even for those who remain employed. 

After a car accident, be sure you carefully consider all of the legal steps you can take to seek proper compensation for your injuries and more.


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