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Understanding damages after a car accident

Being a victim in a car accident could change your life in many ways. One of the most significant impacts you could experience is financial loss. Accidents are expensive, and it can be costly to pick up the pieces and move forward after this type of event. You could experience loss in the immediate aftermath as well as months or years after your accident. If you decide to seek compensation, you probably can’t afford to leave any money on the table.

Pursuing compensation through a personal injury claim could be the most appropriate option for you after an accident. Whether you are considering a settlement offer or you are considering litigation in pursuit of rightful recovery, it’s helpful to consider your long-term interests. You don’t want to recover only your immediate losses while knowing you have the right to pursue damages for the ongoing and long-term expenses you may experience as a result of the unfortunate incident.

Types of damages

There are various types of damages that could be available to you through your personal injury claim. When considering the value of your case, you will want to think about your initial losses, such as damage to your vehicle, along with your long-term needs, including ongoing medical concerns. Some of the different types of damages you may be able to seek include the following:

  • Medical expenses associated with future needs you will likely experience
  • Loss of earning capacity and lost wages during your recovery time
  • Damages for any permanent disfigurement you suffered in the accident
  • Mental anguish, emotional trauma and unseen but substantial impacts

Pain and suffering and special damages are also types of economic recovery you may pursue that cover a range of needs and losses you experienced because of your motor vehicle accident. A thorough assessment of your case can help you understand what types of damages you should be pursuing.

Guidance in your time of need

After a car accident, it is typically in your best interests to work with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. He or she can carefully evaluate your case and determine what damages could be available to you. Without experienced guidance, you may not end up receiving the full amount to which you are entitled. When it is your immediate and long-term recovery on the line, having an experienced advocate to guide you through the entire process could prove invaluable.

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