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Understanding Car Accident Victim Compensation

Posted by Hopkins Law Firm | Jul 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Understanding Car Accident Victim Compensation

Statistics tell us there are over 16,000 road accidents in the United States every day.

There are obviously a large number of healthcare considerations to take into account when it comes to a car accident. However, there are often legal considerations in play as well.

If you want car accident victim compensation in the wake of an accident (or you're trying to avoid having to pay it) the first thing you'll need to do is find capable legal representation. The skill and experience of your attorney is perhaps the biggest factor that will dictate how your case goes.

To learn more about compensation after an accident, and how a lawyer can help you to get it, keep reading.

How Does Car Accident Victim Compensation Work? 

If you're involved in an accident that wasn't your fault, you should be entitled to compensation. As we'll explore below, this compensation can arise in a few different ways.

Different Types of Compensation After a Car Accident

There are a few different factors that may entitle you to a payout after a car accident. We've looked at some of the most important below.

Medical Expenses

One of the most important financial considerations after an accident of any kind is medical care. Depending on the injuries incurred, medical expenses can stretch to millions of dollars and persist for the rest of an accident victim's life.

If you sustain serious injuries during a car accident, legal action might be the only way to make sure you're not left footing an enormous bill like that.

Loss of Earnings

Aside from medical costs, lost earnings are typically the greatest contributor to car accident settlements. If you're left unable to work after an accident, a judge may order a defendant to pay a certain percentage of the money you would have made during that period.

Pain & Suffering

These damages are not always applied, as it can be difficult to put a monetary price on the pain a person has gone through, whether emotional or physical. However, judges can and do award damages like this.

Getting the Right Result After a Car Accident

Having a car accident is always a traumatic experience. However, car accident victim compensation can help to take the sting out of the ordeal, at least from a financial perspective. this is why it helps to have a Charleston car accident lawyer on your side.

If you've had a car accident and you need legal representation, contact us today. Your initial consultation will be free.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Should I call the police after an accident?

Yes, this is the recommended course of action. It's also a legal obligation in some states.

Can I drive my car after an accident?

You should have it inspected first, both to make sure it's safe and to ensure any evidence that will be legally relevant has been collected.

Can I get compensation from the employer of the driver who caused my injuries?

If the employee was acting within the scope of their professional activities at the time of the accident, then you can.

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