Car accidents are costly. However, if you were the one injured and not at fault, you shouldn’t have to bear those costs on your own. Many people bring forward personal injury claims to help them recover damages and to bring justice to the person or company who was at fault. Here are the most common damages sought in a car accident claim.
Chief among car accident damages is medical expenses. They can range from just a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands, depending on the severity of the accident. Often, insurance policies cap out, leaving injured families with more medical bills than their insurance will pay.
A vehicle that is damaged in a car accident must be either repaired or replaced. Whether it’s a simple fender bender or the car was totaled, the cost of vehicle damage can be added to a car accident claim.
Injured individuals generally cannot resume work immediately after an accident. If the accident is minor, they might return to work in a few days or weeks. But if their injuries are extensive, it may be impossible to go back to work for months. In some cases, an individual is disabled for several months or permanently due to their injuries from a car accident. Lost wages often put families in a financial crisis after a crash. A car accident claim can help replace those wages and account for future lost wages.
If a loved one passed away in a car crash, funeral expenses are one of the heftier bills associated with the collision. Today’s average funeral costs over $8,500. When coupled with medical expenses and lost wages, losing a loved one in a car crash can be both financially and emotionally devastating.
Filing a Claim for Compensation
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for compensation through filing a car accident claim. At the Law Offices of Zink & Lenzi, we can guide you through the steps of filing a claim. We will help you fight for the fair financial restitution you deserve for your losses. Call us today for a consultation to discuss your case in detail at 530-895-1234.