Through the entire process of filing a claim, you may be wondering one thing: how much can I recover? The value of your car crash claim can vary greatly depending on numerous factors. If you are wondering how much you may be able to recover, here are a few things you should know and what to consider when pursuing maximum compensation.
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The amount of money you are charged for medical treatment (as opposed to how much you paid out of pocket) can factor into how much you may recover after a crash. It is easier to determine how much you recover in this situation when it becomes clear how much you have been charged for the health care you received.
Lost Wages and Future Loss of Earnings
The time you have missed from work or will miss from work in the future are factors that influence the value of your case. Even if you used sick leave credit or personal time off credit for missed time for work, these credits have monetary value for which you are entitled to compensation. Likewise, the law allows recovery for the loss of future earnings or earnings capacity should your injuries require a surgery in the future or if your recovery will necessitate future time off from work. You should discuss these issues with a lawyer to determine what you may recover.
You may recover non-economic compensation for your physical pain and suffering, as well as emotional trauma that you experience after a crash. Non-economic damages are more difficult to evaluate, and it is best to work with a lawyer to determine how much you can recover.
At Shevlin Smith, our Fairfax car accident attorneys help you seek the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled. Trust that we will put you first and do whatever we can to safeguard you through the process. Let us help you!