When you suffer an injury as a result of another person’s actions, it’s reasonable to want to be compensated. There are different kinds of compensation that you may be able to seek out depending on the circumstances.
Whether it is you who was hurt or someone you love has died in an accident, compensation may be available. Here’s what you should know.
5 kinds of compensation available after a personal injury
After you’re hurt in a crash or in another kind of accident, you may be able to collect compensation for:
- Any lost income from being unable to work
- Lost earning capacity if you cannot return to work
- The cost of your medical care in the past, presently and in the future
- The cost of rehabilitation, such as physical therapy
- Pain and suffering, which is compensation that pays you for the hurt you’ve had to deal with as a result of the other party’s actions
If you lost a loved one in an auto accident or another situation, you may also be able to seek compensation for their death. Some of the types of compensation that you may be able to seek include:
- Medical expenses for the deceased
- Compensation to cover the cost of funeral expenses
- Money to pay for the lost income of the deceased
- Compensation for a loss of consortium or other support the deceased provided to you or your family
Many people don’t realize how much compensation they can seek. They know that there are real costs associate with injuries or deaths and that those costs may be covered, but they don’t always realize that other money may be available.
If you are hurt in a crash, it’s important to learn more about the kinds of compensation that may be available to you before you accept a settlement offer or begin negotiating. It can be helpful to talk to someone who understands the laws of your state as well as those that may apply to your particular situation. By reviewing the possible kinds of compensation and the factors involved in your case, you can seek the most compensation possible for what you’ve been put through.