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What Can You Recover After a Car Accident? 



Car Accident

Car Accident

Were you in a car accident? If you are, you are in for some good and bad news.

The bad news is that you have just met an experience that can take a hefty physical, emotional, and financial toll. The good news is that you’re in the perfect position to file a car accident claim against the other driver.

Compensation gets you more than reimbursements for your medical expenses. You stand to receive a large settlement for lost wages, rehabilitation expenses, and other damages.

How much? Read on to learn how much compensation you can recover after a car accident.

  1. Medical Costs

Connecticut requires every motorist to carry auto insurance. Your auto insurance should cover at least $25,000 for you to drive.

When you get in a car crash, you pay for your medical costs first using auto insurance. Of course, the coverage will not suffice for injuries like spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.

If you sustain these injuries, and your coverage runs out, you may have to pay out of your pocket for continued treatment. You may have to spend thousands of dollars on surgeries and rehabilitation.

However, you do not need to pay out-of-pocket if you receive compensation from the other driver’s insurance provider. A successful settlement can reimburse what your auto insurance covers and any medical disbursements you have made.

  1. Property Damages

Getting in a car crash will result in your vehicle needing extensive repairs. Extensive repairs can cost thousands of dollars in part replacements and bodywork. Auto insurance will also cover vehicle repairs in the state. However, your auto insurance coverage may only suffice for repairs if you are not receiving treatment for injuries — which you most likely will be.

A car accident settlement claim can help you recover compensation for your damaged vehicle. With a successful claim comes reimbursements for repairs and more.

To prove your vehicle repair expenses, have receipts of the work done on your vehicle ready. You will need these later when you file your car accident compensation claim.

  1. Wage Losses

Car accidents lead to injuries. Serious injuries will warrant medical attention and a lengthy recovery time. Treatment and recovery can leave you on the sidelines for up to a year, rendering you unable to continue working.

This may cause you to lose income, and your wage loss will drain your finances faster.

Luckily, a dire financial situation does not need to be the outcome of your car accident. By calling us, you can file a car accident claim and recover your lost wages.

Before filing your claim, prepare any document showing your regular income — preferably papers that show your weekly wages. These documents will prove how much your losses amount to, allowing you to recover full compensation from the other driver.

  1. Damages

Medical costs, property damages, and wage losses fall under economic damages. Besides these, non-economic damages are also claimable after a car accident. Non-economic damages refer to the psychological and emotional distress caused by a car accident.

Of course, it’s hard to put a price tag on these damages. You need a personal injury attorney to calculate the right amount for your accident.

Time Limits and Comparative Negligence in Connecticut

As you pursue compensation, you need to consider the statute of limitations and Connecticut’s comparative negligence law.

Connecticut’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Connecticut’s statute of limitations is two years. In other words, you have two years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim against the other driver.

Connecticut’s Modified Comparative Negligence Law

Connecticut courts determine the compensation amounts under the guidance of the modified comparative negligence law. Under this law, you can recover compensation if the court deems you 51% or less at fault for your car accident.

Choose Only a Personal Injury Attorney That You Can Trust 

You stand to recover maximum compensation for filing your claim immediately. Also, you can maximize the amount you can recover by proving that the other driver is 100% at fault for your car accident.

For maximum and swift compensation, give us a call, and we’ll work to secure compensation for your car accident claim.

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