Q: I was recently in a serious car accident. I am thinking of suing the other driver. What kind of damages can I receive?
Depending on the circumstances, you can receive reimbursement for medical bills, lost pay, costs related to the accident (rental car, etc.), pain, distress, and punitive damages in cases of gross negligence.
It's best to discuss your case with legal counsel at your earliest convenience.
A: You can get medical benefits and lost wages from the insurance company for the car that you were in. Also you can get pain and suffering damages from the insurance company for the car that was at fault for the accident. The amount depends on the nature and severity of the injuries
A: First get treatment for your injuries. At the same time contact a member of the NY State Trial Laweyrs Assn--they give free conusults. Worry about "how much" when you have a definitive diagnosis from a specialist. Don't just run up bills and go through your medical benefits because someone told you big bills make for big damages. It's the quality of the care, what is injured, the type of injury that matters.
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