After a car accident, you need to file an injury claim that accounts for all damages and provides you with the compensation you deserve. But when you’re making that claim, what types of expenses and factors should be included? You may have a general idea of what you’d like to be compensated for, but if you’re not careful, you could end up leaving money on the table because you overlooked some aspects of your claim. Below, we take a closer look at the specifics of what should be included in a compensation claim after an automobile accident.
Compensation Aspects After A Car Accident
As you’ll soon see, there are a number of factors that can be included in your car accident claim, and oftentimes it’s best to just let an experienced personal injury lawyer file the claim on your behalf to ensure nothing is missed. We’d be more than happy to fight for compensation on your behalf, and here’s a look at what we’d analyze when putting together your claim:
Medical Expenses – The most obvious expense to include in a personal injury claim after a car accident are medical expenses. Even though this may be obvious, it’s easy to overlook some medical expenses when filing your claim. You’ll want to include costs of office visits, surgeries and other treatments, but you’ll also want to include expenses like prescription medication costs, assistive devices (crutches, walking aids, braces), physical therapy expenses and any long-term medical expenses that are associated with your injuries.
Property Damage – You’ll also want to include information pertaining to your vehicle and the damages it accrued during the accident. If the damage is bad enough, you may be eligible to receive compensation to cover the cost of repairs or a replacement.
Wage Loss – If you are injured and unable to work as a result of your car accident, you may be able to file a claim for lost income. You may be able to collect for past and future lost earnings as a result of your accident, which will be very important in helping you maintain financial security after an accident.
Pain and Suffering – Depending on the extent of the accident, you may be able to recover some non-economic damages in the form of pain and suffering. This will require a professional evaluation and diagnosis, and you’ll likely want a lawyer by your side who can put together a strong argument for these benefits, because insurance companies require a high standard to pay out pain and suffering compensation. We’ve recovered these benefits for clients in the past, and we’d be happy to do the same for you.
For more information about correctly filling out your insurance claim after a car accident, or if you’d like a professional to handle all aspects of your compensation claim, reach out to Dean and the team at Margolis Law Firm today.