Car accidents may be commonplace on our streets, but the consequences are rarely routine. From debilitating injuries and life-altering limitations to exorbitant medical bills and sky-high repair costs, a collision can put immense strain on almost every aspect of your life.
It’s a precarious position for most American families, and without compensation, could put you on a path to financial turmoil. Fortunately, if you can show that the other party/parties involved were responsible for causing the collision, you may be able to recover compensation for many of your losses.
As this is probably the first time you’ve had to pursue damages after a wreck, you may be wondering which losses are recoverable in your situation. While no two cases are the same, there are some types of damages that will almost always make an appearance during proceedings, such as:
Suffering an injury in a car accident could straddle you with thousands of dollars in medical bills. Thankfully, many of the costs associated with your treatment might be recoverable. As you will be required to provide up-to-date medical records to demonstrate the extent of your damages, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible after the wreck. Additionally, you should make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully as any signs that you deviated from your treatment plan could result in reductions to your financial award.
If your injuries left you unable to work for any amount of time, you may be able to pursue compensation for the earnings you lost. Additionally, if it’s clear that your condition will impede your ability to work in the future, you may receive a financial award for loss of future wages and diminished earning capacity. Your attorney might need to consult with expert witnesses such as vocational experts or economists to help approximate fair compensation for such losses.
Replacing or repairing your car after an accident could—depending on the value of your vehicle—cost a small fortune. Fortunately, these costs may be covered by your own coverage or by filing a claim against the at-fault motorist.
If your condition prevents you from handling tasks that you were able to do on your own before the accident, you may be able to recover compensation for the cost of hiring someone to oversee those activities. However, you should make sure to never bring in a professional for chores that you are still able to do yourself as you will not receive compensation for such expenses.
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We can assess your situation, review the available evidence, and consult with expert witnesses if necessary to help approximate fair compensation for what you’ve lost. Contact us today at 216 529- 9377 or click through to our contact page HERE to request a free case assessment with a Cleveland car accident attorney.