If someone else is partially or fully at fault for your car accident, you can pursue compensation for injuries and damages. You’re probably aware of some of the damages you can collect, but odds are you don’t know the full extent of what you’re entitled to receive. In today’s blog, we share five expenses you should track after a car accident because you may be able to get reimbursed for all of them if you have a good lawyer by your side.
5 Expenses To Track After A Car Accident
Here’s a look at five different damages or costs you can be compensated for if you’re pursuing legal action following a car accident.
1. Medical Expenses – One of the most obvious expenses to keep track of are medical bills. Any expense that relates to medical care for injuries suffered during the accident should be documented and tracked. Costs like an ambulance ride, medical care, surgery, post-op check-ups or physical therapy are all costs that can be recouped, so keep detailed records of all your medical expenses.
2. Car Damage – Another rather obvious expense to track is damage to your vehicle. If you need to have work done, or if the car is totaled, keep track of those expenses.
3. Travel Costs – Another expense to track that can go hand-in-hand with the above point is new travel expenses. For example, if your car is in the shop and you need a rental, track how much you’re spending on the travel costs you incur as a result of being without a vehicle. Same goes for if you’re now taking the bus or light rail. It may not be a lot, but you can be reimbursed for it. Also, you may be able to get reimbursed for gas mileage to medical appointments or physical therapy sessions, so track your mileage to and from any appointment related to your car accident case.
4. Accessibility Modifications – If you have to make some changes to your home or vehicle in order to get around because of your injuries, you can have these expenses reimbursed. Grab rails in the bathroom, ramps into your home, crutches or other vehicle or home modifications that had to be made as a result of your long-term injuries can be recouped.
5. Lost Wages – Finally, you are able to recoup some wages that are lost as a result of your accident. Workers’ compensation can pay if you’re out of work for a while, but you can also seek compensation for lost wages if you have to miss part of a work day to go to a doctor’s appointment. If your injuries prevent you from returning to work or advancing in your career, you can seek additional compensation.
For more information about some of the expenses you should be tracking following a car accident, or for assistance with your injury claim, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dean Margolis and the team at Margolis Law Office today.