What kinds of compensation may be available?
There are two principal categories of compensation. Punitive compensation serves to punish the defendant for particularly egregious negligence, recklessness, or malice. In a car accident case, this may be appropriate if a driver was intoxicated or a vehicle was sold with a known and undisclosed defect. The other form of compensation that may be awarded is compensatory damages. Compensatory damages address quantifiable real-world costs, such as vehicle repair, lost wages, medical bills, and other concerns.
It is unfortunately the case that an insurance claim is unlikely to obtain sufficient compensation to address all of your crash-related needs. For help determining what compensation may be available through a civil lawsuit, contact the knowledgeable Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.