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Which losses can I recover after my car accident?

Are you dealing with extra expenses and financial losses that you cannot manage on your own after a car accident in Nebraska? Even a minor collision can have an expensive impact on your life, leaving you with medical bills and other losses. The financial effect of your accident can be significant, but it is not a burden you have to carry alone. Depending on the details of your individual situation, it may be possible recover some of your losses.

If you suffered financially, physically or emotionally after a car accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you have the right to pursue financial compensation. The types and amount of damages you can pursue depend on the nature of your accident and the specific circumstances of your accident. 

The losses you may not be able to see 

While car accidents can leave you injured and facing extra expenses, there are certain losses that are difficult to quantify. It is still possible to seek appropriate damages for these, including the following: 

  • Loss of companionship
  • Physical disfigurement or permanent impairment
  • Loss of your ability to enjoy life
  • Possibility of a shortened lifespan
  • Emotional and mental duress

It can be difficult to put a price tag on these types of losses. How can you determine if you are eligible for compensation related to your emotional suffering? How can you name a price for the loss of your enjoyment of life? It is beneficial to seek help after an accident in order to effectively address these issues. 

A legal ally experienced in personal injury can carefully evaluate your case and determine how much you should pursue from your civil claim. The goal is to seek an amount of compensation that allows you the best chance for a full and fair recovery after an accident.

Your life after an accident

After an accident, you may be tempted to accept settlement offers, but these amounts may not reflect your long-term needs and your true losses. You have the right to pursue compensation for your physical needs, financial losses and the unseen effects that your accident has had on your life.

In order to protect your right to recovery, it can be beneficial to seek guidance and support as soon as possible after an accident. A case evaluation can help you understand your rights and the optimal course of action for your unique situation.

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