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Types of Compensation Available for Car Accident Injury Victims


Becoming injured in a car accident can be a traumatic experience that can leave you with physical injuries, emotional trauma, and financial burdens. In such situations, it's essential to know the different types of compensation available for car accident injury victims to help you recover from the accident.

Here are some of the most common types of compensation you may be eligible for – but consult with an attorney to learn more about your specific situation.

Medical Expenses

You can recover compensation for any medical expenses you incurred due to treatment for injuries related to the car accident in question. Such expenses can be severely costly because they may include hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and therapy.

Keep all your medical records and receipts to prove your expenses.

Lost Wages

If you're unable to work due to your injuries, you may be entitled to lost wages compensation. This includes the income you would have earned if you hadn't been injured, as well as any future earnings you may lose because of the accident.

Property Damage

If your car or any other property was damaged in the accident, you may be eligible for property damage compensation. This covers the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle, as well as any other damaged property.

Pain & Suffering

Pain and suffering compensation is designed to compensate you for the physical and emotional pain and suffering you experienced because of the accident. This includes things like anxiety, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are awarded to punish the person responsible for the accident for their negligence or recklessness. This type of compensation is only awarded in cases where the defendant's actions were particularly egregious, and may apply if you were hit by a reckless or DUI driver.


If you were injured in a car accident, you can fight for various types of compensation as long as they're relevant to your accident.

Navigating the legal system and dealing with insurance companies, however, can be overwhelming and stressful. That's where Smolich and Smolich can help. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the legal system and get the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.