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Financial compensation you can seek after a car accident

| Jan 6, 2017 | Car Accidents |

One of the most overwhelming aspects of getting in a car accident is the ensuing financial consequences. It costs a significant amount of money to pay for car repairs or a new car, medical bills, increased insurance and other related expenditures that can quickly become stressful and unmanageable.

The good news is that it does not have to be this way. You can decrease what comes out of your pocket by filing a personal injury claim with the insurance company. It is best to do this through a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer for faster action and higher chances of receiving maximum compensation. You do not need to settle for what the insurance company offers when you have several avenues that can lead to the financial rewards you deserve.

Medical expenses

The most obvious financial consequence of being in an accident is the medical care you must pay for. The more severe your injuries, the higher the bills. You may also need expensive long-term care due to extensive or permanent physical damage. This is why you should seek medical attention immediately after an accident, even if you think you are fine. The longer you wait, the worse your injuries may become and the more they may cost in the long run.

Property damage

You probably lost use of your car in the accident, causing you to have to wait for it to get fixed or for you to afford a new one. You may also have lost any property that was in the car at the time of the accident.

Lost wages

While you recover from your injuries, you may lose some income. If you have lasting injuries that affect your ability to work, you may lose your current job and have to find another one or not be able to work at all. The lost wages will make it difficult not only to pay for regular living but also for your medical care.

Emotional and mental suffering

Being involved in an accident and having to live with the financial and physical results of it often lead to emotional and mental distress, such as depression or PTSD. It may also lead to family problems as you now require care and your partner may have to begin working. Your emotional and mental states affect your physical one, so getting proper psychological treatment may help with all areas of recovery.

These are only a few of the types of compensations you may be able to claim. Talk to an attorney to find out what other financial rewards you may be eligible for.