If you are involved in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, you may wonder what damages you are entitled to.
While this usually varies based on the situation and circumstances, there are some general damages that most car accident claims qualify for. Keep reading to learn more about the damages you may be entitled to.
Accident related medical costs
If you suffered injuries in the accident, you would have medical bills. This may include the ride in the ambulance from the scene of the accident, time spent in the hospital, surgeries, treatments, tests, medication and more.
It’s also worth noting that you can recover the costs of the medical treatment you have received to date and future projected medical costs. It’s important to factor these into the settlement since the injuries caused in a car accident can have a long-term impact on your life.
Lost wages and the inability to earn a living
Sometimes, a car accident can result in you being unable to work for a while. In this case, you can recover the wages you would have earned if you had not been injured.
However, if the accident causes long-term injuries and you cannot return to work or you can only work a job that doesn’t pay as much as the one you had before the accident, it may be possible to recover compensation based on a projection of the earnings you would have had but for the wreck and your injuries.
Protecting your rights to compensation after a car accident
There’s no question that being involved in a car accident can have serious consequences. Not only that, but it can also result in significant financial losses. Filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party will help you recover your losses and reduce the impact the accident has on your life.