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The damages that can be sought after a car accident

Who actually thinks that they will be involved in an accident over the holiday weekend? The answer to this question likely is: very few people. Despite this contention, the Fourth of July holiday weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road. The combination of potentially drunk drivers, distracted drivers and aggressive drivers could make driving to your favorite destination hazardous.

In the unfortunate event you are in an accident, you should know that you have rights. One important right is to be compensated for your injuries, as well as the expenses associated with them.  This post will focus on some of the damages (i.e. basis for compensation) that can be sought.

Medical expenses – If you are taken from the scene by an ambulance, you are examined in the emergency room or have an extended stay in the ICU, you will have expenses that will have to be paid for. A driver held liable for causing a crash can be held responsible for an injured person’s expenses.

Lost wages – While you are recovering from your injuries, chances are that you are unable to earn a living. The liable party in an accident could also be held responsible for compensating you for the income you lose while you are injured.

Pain and suffering – Injuries undoubtedly come with a great deal of pain and a long road to recovery. The mental and physical distress that serious injuries bring also are elements that can be compensated through a lawsuit.

If you have questions about additional things that you can seek compensation for after an accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help. 

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