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What types of compensation are available after a crash?

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2022 | Car Accidents

When you make a personal injury claim, it’s important to understand what kinds of compensation you can get. Depending on the damage to your vehicle and the injuries you’ve suffered yourself, you may be entitled to several kinds of damages.

Depending on your needs, you may be able to seek compensation for not being able to work and any lost income that results. You may also be able to seek compensation for your actual medical expenses.

These aren’t the only kinds of compensation available after a collision, though. Some additional kinds of compensation you may be able to seek include:

  • Compensation for lost earning capacity
  • Compensation for pain and suffering

These and other kinds of compensation may be available to you depending on the injuries you’ve suffered.

If you or someone you love is killed in a collision, then there may be additional types of compensation available, like compensation for funeral expenses or a burial.

How much will you get out of your personal injury claim?

The amount you’ll get out of a claim will depend on your expenses and the impact an injury has had on your life. Some expenses that may be considered include:

  • The cost of the actual injury when you consider hospital bills and other medical expenses
  • Travel costs to and from medical appointments
  • Actual lost wages
  • Wages you aren’t able to earn due to changes in your physical or mental health following a collision
  • Your spouse’s or family’s financial losses from having to provide care to you

These and other factors may influence the overall value of your claim. Since every claim is different, it’s a good idea to get to know your legal options and to have a good understanding of the insurance policies that may play a role in your financial recovery.

You deserve support after a serious injury

After you’re hurt because of another person’s actions, you deserve support. Your injuries may take time to heal, or you may find that you never fully recover. In any case, you have a right to seek fair compensation to cover your losses and help you support yourself as you recover.