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Damages you may seek after a car accident

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2024 | Car Accidents

If you get involved in a car accident, you may want to seek damages in court. This refers to the various costs and financial issues that you’re facing. In some cases, you can also get compensation for non-financial issues, such as pain and suffering.

But what type of damages should you consider? Beyond pain and suffering, here are a few areas to keep in mind.

Lost wages

A car accident may mean that you can’t return to work while you recover. If you’re losing wages, you may deserve compensation to make up for the income that you expected to receive.

Lost earning capacity

Similarly, your injuries may make it harder for you to earn a living in the future. If your income has been reduced, you may deserve compensation to make up for the gap.

Medical bills

Injuries often lead to extensive medical bills, which differ depending on the type of treatment needed, the length of the hospital stay and many other factors. This is often the area with the greatest costs associated with the accident. After all, medical bills are one of the leading causes of bankruptcy in the United States, so they may be the most significant debt you have ever faced.

Long-term care

Finally, if your injuries are going to lead to long-term care, rehabilitation or the need for long-term medication, you may also deserve compensation for these future costs.

What steps can you take?

If you are interested in seeking financial compensation, be sure you know exactly what legal steps to take. It may be beneficial to work with an experienced legal team that can strive to maximize your claim.