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What kind of compensation can I expect from my accident?

What kind of compensation can I expect from my accident

If you've been involved in a car accident and are seeking compensation for your injuries and damages, it's important to have a clear understanding of what kind of compensation you can expect and the factors that can impact the size of your settlement. Consulting with a car accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys can greatly enhance your chances of obtaining fair compensation for all accident-related damages. In this article, we will explore the types of compensation you can expect from your auto accident, the factors that can influence the size of your settlement, and why it is crucial to speak with a car accident lawyer.


What Are the Common Types of Compensation Accident Victims Are Entitled to?

Economic damages are tangible financial losses resulting from the accident, such as medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. Medical bills can be a significant portion of economic damages, including expenses for hospital stays, surgeries, medications, therapy, and future medical needs related to the accident.


Non-economic damages are intangible losses that don't have a direct monetary value but still impact your quality of life. Non-economic damages may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life. Quantifying non-economic damages can be challenging, and their value often depends on the severity of your injuries and their impact on your daily life.

What Are Punitive damages?

In certain cases where the at-fault driver's actions were particularly egregious, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages aim to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future. However, punitive damages are not awarded in every case and depend on the specific circumstances surrounding the accident.

What Factors Affect Settlement Size?

The following factors can affect settlement size:


Liability and fault. The determination of fault plays a crucial role in the settlement process. If you can prove that the other party was at fault for the accident, their insurance company may be responsible for compensating you. However, if you are found partially at fault, it can affect the final settlement amount.


Insurance coverage. The insurance policies held by both parties involved in the accident can impact the available compensation. If the at-fault driver has minimal insurance coverage or is uninsured, it may limit the amount you can recover. Additionally, your own insurance coverage, such as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, can come into play if the other party's insurance is insufficient.


Severity of injuries. The extent and severity of your injuries significantly impact the potential settlement amount. Serious injuries that result in long-term or permanent disability, extensive medical treatment, and a diminished quality of life generally warrant higher compensation.


Documentation and evidence. The strength of your case relies heavily on the evidence you provide. This includes medical records, accident reports, witness statements, photographs, and any other relevant documentation. Thorough documentation and strong evidence can strengthen your claim and potentially increase your settlement amount.

Contact Us Today

Obtaining fair compensation for all accident-related damages can be a complex and challenging process. To ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys. Our experienced team will assess the details of your case, provide personalized legal advice, and guide you through every step of the process. Contact us today to learn more.


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Brett Sachs

Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.

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