Types Of Damages You May Receive After An Auto Accident


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.

Property Damage

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.

Medical Expenses

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.

Lost Wages

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.


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