Getting into a car accident is a frightening and often expensive event. The crash likely led to expenses to repair or replace the vehicle and may have led to serious injuries. This can result in medical bills and even missed work. What happens after an accident like this? Can you expect compensation? If so, for what?
Whether or not you get compensation depends on who was responsible for the accident. If the accident was the result of another’s negligent or reckless actions, you are likely eligible for compensation. Although the exact answer for the type of compensation will depend on the details of the accident, some examples include:
These awards are generally broken down into two categories: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages are generally easier to calculate. These are tangible losses like medical bills and lost wages. Noneconomic damages can be more difficult. These include things like pain and suffering.
Although navigating these legal issues can seem intimidating, it is important to know you are not alone. If you are seriously injured in a car accident you can seek legal counsel. An attorney can advocate on your behalf and fight to better ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
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