Anyone who has been in a car accident knows how complicated the claims process can be. All this stress and inconvenience because someone else on the road decided they were not going to drive safely. It’s frustrating, to say the least. The good news is that there are plenty of resources to help you through this! As a victim of a car accident, you have every right to be compensated for your damages. No one should be stuck paying auto repair bills, medical expenses, or being out of work because of someone else negligence. That’s why it’s important to know what damages you can claim.
If you want more details on what you can claim, you should contact a personal injury attorney. With the help of a lawyer, you can expect the claims process to move much smoother. Your lawyer can handle any issues that present themselves and fight for the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. Your lawyer will be able to explain what you’re entitled to and will have a better chance of getting that money out of the insurance company, without having to go to trial.
Out of any accident, you can expect at least some property damage. Any damage done to your car due to an accident is appropriate to add to your insurance claim. The first thing you’ll want to do is get a police report. The police report will help piece together what happened and will note the more obvious damages to your car. Next is to take your vehicle to a mechanic. Get a formalized list of the necessary expenses to get your car back to its previous condition.
Even in minor collisions, you might be injured. It’s never a bad idea to get checked out by a medical professional after a crash. No matter if your injury is major or minor, the insurance company is responsible. Below are some of the common expenses victims deal with after an accident.
>Permanent Disability Costs
>On-Going Care and Treatments
Lost Wages and Out of Pocket Expenses
Sometimes auto accidents can be so serious, it takes you out of work for weeks, months, or even years. No work means no pay, and you still have bills piling up. If you are out of work, you’ll have to get a letter from your employer along with other important information, such as how much you’re being paid. A medical report should also be included, stating how many days you’ll be unable to work.
These damages or costs usually refer to miscellaneous bills or expenses that were incurred after the accident. You might have to pay for transportation, parking tickets, towing, over-the-counter medical supplies, etc. To better understand what would be appropriate to claim, simply think of what you normally pay for. If you’re only having to pay for something because of the accident you were in, you might be able to add it to your claim.
Pain and Suffering
After an accident, victims often undergo physical or even mental distress. This usually results in a decrease in your quality of life in some form. These damages often depend on the severity of the pain or injury, including the after-effects that may come along with experiencing an accident. This included, but is not limited to anxiety, trauma, loss of enjoyment in life, and financial burden. It’s best to consult with your lawyer and discuss honestly what you are feeling to best determine what damages are appropriate to claim for your case.
Injured in a Car Accident? Call Begum Law Group
While expert witnesses aren’t always necessary, there are many cases where they are useful. If your case is more complex, you can count on Begum Law Group to reach out to our network of expert witnesses on your behalf. Contact us at 866-523-4167 today if you have been hurt in a car accident and are seeking skilled legal representation.