Have you or someone you love recently been involved in a serious automobile accident and suffered injuries as a result or maybe even property damage? If so, you may be eligible to pursue an auto accident claim against the at-fault party to recovery monetary losses. Each personal injury claim is different, and there are several factors that must be weight to determine the amount—if any—of damages that you can recover. Read on to learn about the various types of damages that may be able to be recovered following an auto accident.
It is not at all uncommon for your vehicle to suffer damage during an auto accident. When you receive compensation for property damage, it will typically cover the cost to either repair or replace your vehicle as well as any other personal property that received damage during the accident. In some cases, you can receive compensation for car rental. Make sure that you keep bills or receipts for repair or replacement of your vehicle, property damage, and car rental from the accident.
More often than not, the biggest expense that you will have during an auto accident is your medical expenses. Your medical bills will stem from the initial diagnosis, hospital stay, and treatment. You could also have bills for over-the-counter medications and prescription medications. Make sure that you hold onto any documentation that shows proof of your medical expenses like diagnosis records, doctor notes, treatment bills, prescription bottles, medication receipts, etc.
Under most circumstances, you will need to stay home from work until you have fully recovered from your injury. In these situations, you may be able to recovery compensation for the time off from work. To do this, you will need documentation that proves the number of hours that you missed as well as the rate of pay that you normally receive.
Lost Earning Capacity
If the injuries that you sustained in the accident are really severe, you may be unable to return to work and/or become disabled. In an instance like this, there is a good chance that you will require the assistance of an economic expert witness who can explain the extent of your individual lost earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering
There are some types of damages that you will sustain during and after an automobile accident that are hard or cannot be quantified. For instance, you may experience significant pain and suffering as a result of the accident that requires you to undergo psychological counseling. In some cases, you may receive reimbursement for these damages.
If you need help identifying the damages that you've suffered and pursuing these damages, contact a personal injury attorney in your area today.Share
31 December 2018
After I was in a car accident, I wasn't sure what I was going to do in the future. I had some really significant back and neck pain, so I started talking with a lawyer about how to recover some of my losses. I began working with an attorney to take care of things, but I was nervous about how the process would unfold. I began working with the attorney to evaluate every component of the incident, and help me to decode the problems I was faced with. We worked on learning more about the lawsuit, and it helped me to make sense of the situation. Learn more about accidents on this blog.