Your life can drastically change following a car accident. The challenge of getting your health back and recovering financially due to missed work is never easy. If you are not careful, you might not get the compensation you deserve to offset your losses.
Here are some of the types of compensation you can claim if you have been injured as a result of another driver’s fault.
Present and future medical bills
Depending on the severity of the accident and the injuries sustained, you might find yourself on a long road to recovery. This may include spending a significant amount of time in the hospital as well as several months in a rehabilitation facility.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your current medical bills as well as any future medical expenses related to the accident, such as corrective surgeries and ongoing therapies.
Present and future lost income
If you have been unable to resume work due to the accident, you may seek compensation for any lost income you have suffered. Being unable to work and take care of your bills and family can be quite stressful, especially if you are already living from paycheck to paycheck.
If it is anticipated that the injury will prevent you from working full-time, or if you have suffered a permanent disability, you may also seek compensation for future loss of income.
Physical and psychological pain and suffering
You can also seek compensation for the pain and suffering you are dealing with following the accident. This can be in the form of depression, PTSD and mental anguish. Of course, putting a price on your suffering can be difficult. However, having a journal of how your pain is disrupting your life can help when making your claim.
Being involved in a car accident can put a significant financial and emotional burden on your family. Knowing the types of compensation you are entitled to following an auto accident can help negotiate more fairly for what you deserve.