Being involved in a car accident and navigating your personal injury claim with insurance companies can be a long and arduous process. It is important to be compensated fairly so you can get your life back on track and move passed this incident.
Knowing the different factors that you can be compensated for will help you to get a clear picture of what to expect with your insurance claim.
In general, you may be financially compensated for:
1) Medical Bills
After your car accident, your medical bills for caring for your injury can be quite high. It is possible to use your own doctor with your own insurance, but working with an experienced personal injury attorney will get you access to their network of doctors who have experience working with situations like yours, without having to pay out of pocket or using your private health insurance.
Normally, an attorney has contacts with all types of medical care providers who are able to give you the proper care than you need in order to heal your injuries. Your lawyer can help you recover the cost of medical expenses in your case.
2) Loss Of Earnings
If you are unable to work and earn a living because of your injuries suffered from a car accident, you can be compensated for that. Make sure to keep track of records on your end in order to have documented proof when making your claim for lost wages.
It’s important to keep track of the amount of time you missed at work, and how much you would have earned if you were able to work.
3) Property Damage
If the car accident was not your fault, then the other driver’s insurance company is responsible for paying for damages made to your car as a result of the accident.
Not only can you be compensated for damages to your vehicle, you may also be entitled to have the other driver’s insurance pay for your rental car while your car was in the shop getting repaired.
4) Pain and Suffering
This refers to any physical or emotional stress you suffered as a result of the accident. Putting a value on this human element of pain and suffering is one of the hardest things to do in a personal injury case.
Pain and suffering can include: emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, mental suffering, and other negative psychological effects the car accident has caused.
Contact A Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been involved in a car accident and need help with your claim, do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Michael A. Rabban at 818-272-8882.