Car accidents can be minor fender benders where no one is injured. Or they can be far more serious and change a victim’s life forever.
If you’re involved in a car accident, you may be eligible to receive a monetary award for your injuries, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, and more. To determine what type of compensation you may be eligible to receive remember the following:
- The insurance company is not on your side. Do not sign anything that the insurance company sends to you without having an experienced accident lawyer review it first.
- Contact a Los Angeles car accident attorney to discuss your case.
Read on for the types of financial compensation an auto accident victim can recover.
Types of Damages
Types of damages you may recover financially for may include lost wages, lost earning ability if you’re disabled from the accident, property damage (such as your car or even a car seat for a child), and medical expenses (including surgeries, hospital stays, medical equipment, prescriptions, and continuing medical care), and more. Emotional pain and suffering is often considered in traumatic car accident cases.
Sometimes, the court chooses to use the defendant as an example and punish them by granting an additional monetary award to you. These damages are called punitive damages.
Hurt in a Car Accident? Call a Car Accident Lawyer
If you were hurt in a car accident, don’t wait to contact a Los Angeles car accident lawyer. Under California statute of limitation laws, car accident claims must be filed within a certain amount of time after the accident. If you wait, you could lose your ability to bring your claim and not be able to recover any money for your injuries.
For a free, no obligation consultation, contact the skilled accident attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today.