What Types of Compensation Can I Recover for a Car Accident Injury?

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What Types of Compensation Can I Recover for a Car Accident Injury?

Sustaining an injury in a car accident can be a devastating experience. Unfortunately, it is something that happens to thousands of people in the United States every day. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned New York City personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about the types of compensation you may be entitled to for a car accident injury and how our firm can help fight for the justice you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What types of compensation can I recover in a car accident claim?

As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should be entitled to two types of compensation: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with the real, tangible cost of an injury, while non-economic damages deal with non-monetary losses incurred as a result of an accident, such as pain and suffering. A further breakdown of these damages is as follows:

Economic Damages

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of hospitalization, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any other medical treatment you received on your path to recovery. This includes any ongoing care you may need in the future.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries have forced you to miss work, you can seek compensation for the income lost during your recovery period. You may also receive compensation for lost future wages if your injury is permanent and prevents you from returning to your job.
  • Property Damage: This covers the repair or replacement of your damaged vehicle and any other property that was damaged in the accident.

Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and Suffering: This includes both the physical pain and the emotional anguish you’ve experienced as a result of the accident and your injuries.
  • Emotional Distress: The trauma of a car accident can lead to anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Compensation can be sought for the emotional toll of the accident.
  • Loss of Consortium: If your injuries have affected your ability to maintain a normal relationship with your spouse or family members, you may seek compensation for loss of consortium.

If you believe you’ve been wrongfully injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another motorist, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm. We’ve fought for accident victims in New York City for decades, and we are here to fight for you as well.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 866-886-0892 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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