What Types of Compensation Can I Receive After a Car Accident?

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During your recovery from a car accident, you may face a deluge of medical, property damage and other bills. If you are a victim of a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be eligible for several types of compensation to help you manage this financial burden. The following are the types of compensation you may be able to receive:

Medical expenses: You may obtain compensation for all medical payments you make related to the accident such as your hospital stay, pain medication, physical therapy, ambulance fees, surgery fees and any other treatment.

Lost wages: If you are unable to work due to physical therapy sessions, time spent in the hospital, problems with mobility or other factors, you may be entitled to damages based on your loss of earning capacity. Compensation will include payment for the time you were unable to work as well as any future lost wages.

Pain and suffering: If the accident caused you mental or physical distress, you may obtain damages in a lawsuit. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive will depend on the type of injury, the seriousness of the pain suffered and the prognosis for future pain associated with the injury. Compensation for pain and suffering may also include mental or emotional damage such as anxiety or stress.

Loss of affection or consortium: If the injury deprives you and your spouse of the ability to show affection, including sexual activity, you may obtain compensation for the loss of physical intimacy. This type of compensation can be claimed by an uninjured spouse.

Property damage: If the accident resulted in damages to your car and other personal property, you may obtain compensation for the same.

Are you looking for effective, knowledgeable and experienced car accident lawyers? Rockland Injury Lawyers can help. Our car accident lawyers have been handling car accidents for over 50 years. You can count on us to fight for you and secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call 845-709-8005 or 800-940-1799 or email us at or

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