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What can kind of compensation could I obtain through a lawsuit in my car accident case?

People who have been injured by others’ negligence may be eligible for compensatory damages, which include money for:

  • Medical bills (past, current and future).
  • Property damage (to a vehicle, typically).
  • Lost wages.
  • Lost earning capacity and future lost income.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Other losses.

A lawsuit may also seek “punitive damages” if the at-fault driver’s actions equate to gross negligence or reckless disregard for human life. Punitive damages are usually a multiple of the amount awarded as compensatory damages.

Posted in: Car Accident FAQs