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How do accident victims receive financial compensation? [VIDEO]
There are a few categories in which accident victims are awarded compensation after an accident:
- Medical bills from a motor vehicle crash: At fault drivers are responsible for paying all medical expenses incurred. Also, they must pay all future medical bills that are likely to be incurred.
- Lost wages: This includes past wage loss from the accident, as well as future wage loss, i.e. future physical therapy visits that require time off work.
- General damages: Includes pain and suffering, mental anguish - all the things you can't put an exact price tag on. A good lawyer will make insurance company see how the accident has effected the client.
For more information, please see this video on how accident victims are compensated after a collision with an at-fault or partially at-fault driver.