From minor fender benders to serious collisions, car crashes are traumatic experiences for the victims. Life may never be the same again after an accident, which is why you deserve compensation for the harm and loss suffered.
The compensation you are entitled to after a car crash is not usually predetermined. Everyone’s situation is different, and the value of car accident claims varies depending on the unique circumstances of each case. Here is what you need to know.
Your damages will determine the compensation
Damages are the losses or harm you suffered due to the accident. Since compensation is meant to make you whole, like you were before the crash, your damages will determine the size of your settlement offer.
The general rule is that the more serious your injuries, the greater the damages and the subsequent compensation. Damages include:
- Present and future cost of medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- The pain and suffering you endured
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished quality of life, among others
The above is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the damages you can claim after a crash in New Jersey. In a nutshell, you are entitled to compensation for any negative effects the accident had on your life, financial or otherwise.
Get help with your car accident claim
It is advisable to reach out for help before filing a claim. You may accept a low settlement offer if you do not have the necessary guidance. In addition, some legal technicalities, such as your contribution to the crash and other laws, may affect what you can recover with your claim.