How Can I Claim Compensation In a Car Accident?

By: Thomas T. Woods

Victims of car accidents can often rely on their car insurance as well as the legal system to receive compensation for damages related to their injuries. When a person suffers an injury due to the negligence of another individual, that individual is entitled to some form of compensation under the law. In order to get access to the maximum amount of compensation, it’s usually wise to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you claim compensation in the wake of an accident. Here are some of the types of compensation that a personal injury lawyer could help you receive.

Medical Expenses

If you are in a car accident and it results in physical injury to either you or a passenger, you may need to seek out money for treatment including prescription drugs, rehabilitation services, ambulance fees, hospitalizations, physical therapy and more.

Lost Wages

Victims of car accidents often have to miss work in order to manage their recovery. Victims may also have to undergo several days of physical therapy or hospitalization in order to completely recover. These cases of missed wages or work can often lead to compensation. An injured individual may never be able to do the same job again and may require a complete career change depending on the nature of their injuries.

Property Damage

You can ask for compensation when it comes to property damage for your vehicle if it requires complete repair or replacement. This can be a compensable process and if the damages include any materials damaged in the crash, an attorney can assist with ascertaining the total value of these items.

Pain and Suffering

Victims of car accidents often suffer emotional distress due to the trauma of the accident. Emotional distress can cause severe anxiety, conditions like PTSD as well as emotional stress.

Miscellaneous Expenses

It could be possible to seek compensation for miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses such as a car rental, the use of public transportation or even paying for parking at medical centers throughout treatment.

Considering each type of compensation and working on your claim often requires the help of a legal professional. Consider speaking to a car accident lawyer if you’ve been involved in an accident and you are seeking compensation today.

This post was written by Wendy Doyle-Palumbo. Wendy is a New Port Richey Car Accident Lawyer at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. Wendy has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has won several cases in helping those get the compensation that they deserve!

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