What Types of Compensation Are Available After an Auto Accident?

by Staff Blogger | February 5th, 2019

The combination of expensive medical bills and weeks or even months away from work due to painful injuries can cause many auto accident victims to face financial crises.

If you or someone you love was recently hurt in a car crash, filing a personal injury claim may help you recover money for your injury-related expenses. However, the insurance company’s job is to pay you as little as possible—and that often means keeping you in the dark about what types of compensation you may be eligible to receive.

At Cofman Townsley, our St. Louis auto accident lawyers have one goal in mind when we take on car accident claims: helping victims like you get the money they deserve for everything they’ve gone through. That means getting compensation for every damage that victims incur, including:

  • Present and future medical bills—Medical treatments for car accident-related injuries are often ongoing. Victims frequently need prolonged physical rehabilitation to regain movement and strength, and some may even require surgeries. Getting compensation for initial expenses is rarely sufficient to cover victims’ total medical expenses.
  • Present and future lost wages—Missing even a few weeks of work can be devastating for auto accident victims. However, their injuries can be even more disruptive to their finances if their injuries fail to heal properly, resulting in long-term or even permanent disability. And even if they’re able to return to work, they may face difficulties advancing in their careers.
  • Pain and suffering—In addition to debilitating physical pain, auto accident victims may also experience psychological trauma. Depression, anxiety, and even panic disorder are common complications that auto accident victims face after their crashes.

Don’t go it alone after the crash. Let us help you get the money you deserve for everything you’ve gone through. Call today for a free consultation.