Types of Compensation Entitled to as a Car Accident Victim?

Types of Compensation Entitled to as a Car Accident Victim?

Every day, people are hurt in car accidents due to someone else’s negligence. When that happens, these individuals need to be aware of their legal rights. This involves filling a claim against the party responsible for causing the accident.

If you have been involved and hurt in a car accident where it is evident that the other party’s negligence or reckless behavior on the road resulting in a car accident, you may be entitled to receive a settlement for your damages.

Listed below are all the compensations you are eligible to receive after a car accident.
NOTE: in order to receive them, you have to prove that the other party’s negligence caused the accident. It is not always an easy task, which is why it is recommended to hire an experienced Car Accident Attorney in Pittsburgh.

Lost Wages

Following an accident, your injuries may restrict your movement and the ability to perform your regular work duties. You may even miss work due to you:

  • Hospitalization
  • Recovery
  • Physical therapy
  • Long-term injury
  • Permanent disability

In order to receive compensation for your lost wages, you must prove that these injuries are a direct result of an accident. That is why you should always consult with a doctor after an accident so that you have evidence that you obtained those injuries after and not before the injury.

Your lost wages are calculated based on your average earnings in the past 6 to 12 months (or less if you spent less time working for that employer).

Medical Expenses

It doesn’t matter if you ended up with a small cut or with a broken leg, you are entitled to receive compensation for that injury and everything else that you had to pay in between:

  • Hospital fees
  • Ambulance fees
  • Medication and prescription drugs

After visiting a hospital after an accident, your doctor will check you and provide you with a list of things that you have to do in order to fully recover.

Most common medical expenses usually involve:

  • Physical therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Hospital fees
  • Ambulance fees
  • Medical supplies
  • In-home care services
  • Permanent disability

Pain and Suffering

If your injuries caused you to lose your average quality of life, you will be rewarded a compensation for your pain and suffering. The amount is based on the severity of your injuries and the seriousness of the pain you endured.

Vehicle Damage

If your vehicle is damaged in an accident (it usually is), you will receive property damage compensation. This is usually the money that it takes to restore your vehicle to its state prior to the accident.

Out of Pocket Expenses

Everything that you had to pay for after the accident (that you normally would not pay for) is considered an out of pocket expense. These usually involve:

  • Renting a car
  • Paying for a cab
  • Getting parking tickets (hospital)
  • Medical supplies

Get in touch with Pittsburgh Car Accident Attorneys right after the accident and learn how you can increase your chances of obtaining the full compensation you deserve. Call and schedule your free consultation.