What Damages Can You Pursue in a Car Crash?

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Navigating a car crash is hard. Often, the insurance company will submit a low offer, well below the full damages you are entitled to. For that reason, it’s crucial that every driver understand what damages you can pursue after a car crash. Here’s how.

Property Damage

This is the most basic kind of coverage and the type of claim made most often. Most crashes, even low-speed collisions, entitle policyholders to some compensation to repair their vehicles.

Medical Bills

When you’re injured in a car crash, you can pursue damages for both current and future medical bills. That means if you are permanently injured or if doctors expect you will require long-term treatment, your attorney can fight to pursue the compensation you need for the foreseeable future.

In some cases, your attorney may be able to establish lien care. This means they help you find a doctor who agrees to wait for payment until your car crash case is settled, taking away the stress and concerns of not being able to afford treatment.

Lost Wages

If an injury is so serious that it causes you to miss work or otherwise affects your ability to work, you may be entitled to lost wages. These damages are meant to make up for the income you normally would have earned. If your injury is permanent and fundamentally changes your ability to work, you may be entitled to damages for lost earning potential as well.

Pain and Suffering

Personal injury claims allow you to recover damages for physical pain and emotional trauma brought on by the injury. These are some of the most difficult damages to calculate, which is why it’s crucial to hire a personal injury attorney. A skilled attorney can present the evidence of your damages and pain, then negotiate for the full and just compensation you need to move forward.

Others

The exact damages you’re entitled to will depend on the circumstances of the crash and your particular injuries. Negotiating with the insurance companies and earning just compensation is extremely difficult, which is why it’s important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who is able to calculate the full damages you need to move forward.

If you were hit and hurt in a car crash, we’re here to help. To schedule a free case consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer from Payne Law Firm, please don’t hesitate to call (713) 999-4801 or send us an email.

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