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What Can I Collect in Auto Accident Lawsuit?

Written by Ankin Law Office

Auto accident victims often suffer a wide range of consequences from the accident – from physical injuries and medical bills to lost wages and emotional distress. If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries and losses from that party by pursuing an accident claim, including:

  • Physical Injuries
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Future medical bills and care
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Damage to vehicle

Some compensation amounts – such as medical bills and lost wages – may be easier to calculate than others. For instance, damages for emotional distress and pain and suffering are often difficult to prove and value. Emotional distress includes emotional problems, such as depression, panic, nervousness, and anxiety. Pain and suffering refers to the physical pain suffered as a direct result of the injuries sustained in the auto accident. Because emotional distress and pain and suffering are subjective issues that can be difficult to assess, these amounts are often a source of much debate when negotiating an auto accident settlement.

Figuring out the appropriate amount of an auto accident settlement can be a complicated process, involving a number of factors. Consequently, it is highly recommended that you retain a skilled auto accident attorney who will help you obtain the most favorable auto accident settlement possible.

At Ankin Law Office, our Chicago auto accident attorneys focus on representing the victims of motor vehicle accidents of all kinds. As a result of our knowledge and experience, we are able to help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case so that you can obtain the most favorable settlement possible. We are skilled negotiators who understand the policies and procedures of insurance companies, allowing us to communicate effectively and advocate persuasively on your behalf.

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our office at (312) 600-0000 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago auto accident attorneys to learn more about evaluating a possible settlement.

Categories: Auto Accidents