5 Damages you can claim after a Car Accident

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Getting into a car wreck may result in you being late for work, and having to deal with a repair shop while driving a loaner vehicle for a couple of weeks. But then there are the more serious types of damages that result in lost wages, pain, suffering, medical bills, inability to work, and more. Seeking compensation you deserve can help you weather this unexpected financial storm, so to speak. The Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., is here to share with you five damages that you can and should claim after a car accident.

  1. Property Damages

If your car or property has become damaged due to a negligent driver, file a police report and get with your insurance company to document the damage and what it will take to repair it. You shouldn’t have to be out of pocket to cover repair expenses if you aren’t at fault. The at-fault driver’s insurance should compensate you for these damages.

  1. Medical Expenses

Medical expenses, doctor bills, ambulance fees, in-home care services, healthcare facility charges, medical supplies, and therapy are all expenses you may incur due to your injuries. And, these expenses usually aren’t cheap, and the payment due date comes all too quickly in most cases.

  1. Lost Wages

Being injured and unable to work can make life stressful. How will you pay your bills? How will you put food on the table? What about childcare if you have children? These are all questions that you shouldn’t have to worry about if you are injured in an accident. Even if you just had to spend a few days in the hospital, what about compensation for those days that you missed work?

  1. Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering from your injuries, especially those that are long-term, is something you may have to live with for the rest of your life. Maybe it means you won’t be able to function or participate in activities with your family, preventing you from feeling like you’re living a normal life. Compensation for pain and suffering is very common among personal injury claims. While the money won’t change the fact that you are dealing with pain, it allows you the means to make reasonable accommodations so that you have an easier time participating in once-loved activities or events.

  1. Out-of-Pocket Expenses or Damages

Other expenses may include towing bill (to have your car towed away from the scene of the accident), transportation, parking tickets as a result of your broken down vehicle, and the like. If these types of expenses were due to the accident, compensation from the claim could be used to pay these bills.

No one ever really wants to end up in an accident, but that’s what they are – accidents. No one plans on them happening, but they do. That doesn’t mean it has to ruin your life or keep you from enjoying life like you once did. The Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., is here to help. Contact our office by calling (276) 451-2056 for a free consultation. We provide legal counsel to Johnson City and Kingsport, TN, as well as Bristol, TN, and VA.