After a Wreck, What Damages do you Incur?
Every wreck is going to be different. But there’s a common thread that we see go through the majority of them: most people don’t take into account the actual costs associated. Car accident damages add up quickly; if you’re not on top of it, you may end up footing the bill for someone else’s negligence.
Here at Herbert Law Group our goal is to make sure that you’re fully compensated so you can focus on the only thing that matters: getting better. So if you’ve been in a car accident here in Texas, this is what you need to pay attention to in order to recover what you deserve.
Damages to your Personal Property
These types of car accident damages include anything that you own. Here in the US we generally refer to property as real estate, but it goes beyond that. Most of the time your vehicle is going to be banged up after a car accident, but there can be a little more. If your laptop was in the vehicle and it was damaged, make sure the police report makes note of that.
In smaller wrecks the damage to the vehicle can be resolved by taking it to an auto body repair shop. But bigger ones will likely total the vehicle.
Lost Wages Damage Your Finances
Lost wages isn’t just about missing a couple of days of work. That’s easy to calculate. Lost wages includes those missed days, and a whole lot more.
What if you can’t fully perform your job duties? How many promotions are you going to miss out on? What if you find that a year from now you can’t work more than 4 or 5 hours per day? How will you determine what your lost wages are in the future? A good attorney can figure all these into your car accident damages so that you’re compensated for lost wages now, and in the future.
Immediate and Ongoing Medical Expenses
After a wreck, you may be hurt or injured. The most important thing to do after an injury is to get checked out at a hospital as soon as possible! If we need to fight the insurance company to pay for the medical bills, then you want great documentation that you didn’t wait for treatment.
But there’s more than just stitching up cuts and setting broken bones. Medical expenses can include:
- Physical therapy
- Mental therapy
- Ongoing treatment
- Medical supplies
- Personal Care Services
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may not be able to be treated once and then move on. Treatment could last the rest of your life; treatment that can get expensive over the years.
Emotional Pain and Suffering
Suppose you’re driving, and another driver runs a red light smashing into your vehicle. Now suppose you had a young child in the back of the vehicle, safely secured, who didn’t survive the wreck.
Can you imagine the mental anguish you will go through? What if you had been going a little slower? What if you had taken a different route? What if you had put him or her on the other side of the vehicle?
Pain and suffering is hard to calculate because it’s different for everyone. Your life could be forever turned upside down, something that easing the financial burden after a wreck can help you cope with.
Other Expenses that Pop up
Wrecks are expensive. You have to have the vehicle towed, you have to shop for a new vehicle, you have to get a rental car while you find a replacement car… and that’s not to mention the cost of going to the store to buy over-the-counter meds to stave off the aches and pains.
There are a ton of little expenses that will add up. All of these should be accounted for so that you’re not stuck footing the bill for someone else’s negligence.
Let Herbert Law Group Help You Collect the Car Accident Damages You Deserve
Here at Herbert Law Group, we focus on helping the victims of vehicle accidents. We know that the insurance companies are going to try to offer as little as possible. And they have ways of making it look like you’re getting compensated for the car accident damages that you’ve incurred.
But most of the time, you’re not getting a fair deal. If you’ve been in a car accident, and you or a loved one was injured or killed, then we should talk about it to make sure you’re going to be able to heal completely.