5 Auto Accident Damages You Should Claim

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Auto accident damages such as excessive property damages are something you could potentially claim in a suit.

If you are a victim in an auto accident, you have the right to be adequately compensated for any damages caused by someone else’s act of negligence. The most common expenses resulting from collisions are related to property damages, medical bills, trauma, treatments, and the loss of work. If you’re not compensated appropriately, these expenses can build up quite a lot. Typically, the negligent party’s insurance should cover the costs. However, there are instances where the party won’t have insurance, or their insurance company will not cover all expenses. If you want to ensure a smooth process for compensation, hiring a personal injury lawyer is vital. Documenting your expenses and knowing what auto accident damages you can claim is essential for building a case that will award you the settlement you deserve. The following five damages are the most common auto accident damages for which you can receive compensation. 

Auto Accident Property Damages

Property damages to your car will be one of the most pressing issues after a collision. At the scene of the accident, take pictures, and have a policy offer note the damage to your vehicle. Soon after, get a mechanic to formalize a list of necessary expenses that will be required to return your car to working condition. These documents will help prove that your desired settlement for auto accident damages is valid. 

Medical Expenses

Often, a car accident will result in physical injuries to you or your passengers. Whether the injury is minor or major, the expenses that are required for treatment must be duly noted for proper compensation. The costs needed to heal an injury incurred in a collision can include: 

  • Physical therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Ambulance fees
  • Doctor consultations
  • On-going care and treatments 

Lost Wages

If you are injured in an auto accident and that injury prevents you from being able to work, as usual, you can claim auto accident damages. You can help prove lost wages by gathering a letter from your employer with information on how much you are paid along with a medical report on the days you will be unable to work. 

Pain and Suffering

After an accident, you may experience physical or mental distress, which compromises your quality of life. Finding the right settlement for these auto accident damages depends on the severity of the pain or injury and any after-effects, including anxiety, trauma, and financial burden. 

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Auto accident damages labeled as “out of pocket” expenses usually refer to other miscellaneous costs incurred after an accident. These costs can include transportation, parking tickets, towing, and over-the-counter medical supplies. If you are spending money on things that aren’t part of your usual expenses, you can argue that these are out-of-pocket costs that should be compensated. 

Let Simons & Goldner, P.A. Represent You

Simons & Goldner, P.A., located in Lutherville, MD, consists of two partners, Stevan G. Simons and Richard H. Goldner practicing primarily in personal injury, medical malpractice, Worker’s Compensation, and criminal law. The partners come with decades of experience assisting clients injured by the negligence of others or injured on the job. We serve clients in the Baltimore, Towson, Essex and Dundalk area and work closely with our clients to ensure that your case moves quickly and efficiently and that you get all the benefits to which you are entitled. 

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