In the aftermath of a car or truck crash, it is unfortunately easy to focus on only one aspect of the crash’s effects. For example, if the collision destroyed your vehicle, you may be worried about property damage. If you suffered injuries, you might remain focused solely on healing.
The car crash compensation system exists to make victims as whole as possible after an accident. This means you have the right to economic recovery for all harm suffered because of the incident. Below are several examples of damages you may obtain.
Future medical costs
A successful insurance claim yields compensation for the immediate costs of injury treatment (like ambulance and hospital bills). However, it can also cover the future medical expenses associated with your injuries. You must prove that they require ongoing or future medical care.
If your injuries are severe enough to impact your lifestyle, you may qualify for additional compensation. For example, if your injury prevents you from engaging in intimate relations or affects your enjoyment of life, you could obtain restitution for these hard-to-define losses.
Wage and income losses
Those who suffer catastrophic injuries in a crash may qualify for compensation for lost earning capacity. Say that your crash injuries prevent you from returning to work in your field. You may be eligible to receive damages for what you would have earned had the accident not occurred.
These examples are far from exhaustive. Learning how injury and accident compensation works in Missouri can help ensure that you obtain all the financial restitution you deserve in the wake of a crash.