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Types of damages to consider in a car wreck claim

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2019 | Car Accidents

The damages that occur with a car wreck vary greatly depending on the circumstances. For some people, the primary concern is how they are going to pay the cost of fixing or replacing their vehicle. For others, the main focus is medical bills and lost wages. When the accident was caused by a negligent driver, you might choose to seek compensation for the damages.

The medical bills that a person receives after a wreck aren’t limited only to those from the hospital. They might have a bill from the ambulance, doctor’s visits, specialist appointments, health care consultations, therapy and medications. For some people, medical accessories and devices such as crutches or wheelchairs are also costly. In-home services like personal care assistance might also be necessary. The cost of all of these can add up quickly, and they can all be included in a claim for compensation.

Lost wages are another major damage that some victims have to deal with. This doesn’t count only if you have to miss work for long periods. Even having to leave work for therapy appointments or doctor’s visits can add up to a considerable sum that you should include in your claim for compensation.

Loss of affection, loss of companionship and pain and suffering might also be included in the damages you claim. Make sure that you think about the past expenses, but don’t stop there. You should also factor the ones that you have coming in the future related to the crash. This might be hard to do, but looking at cases similar to yours might help you find out what type of future compensation you need to seek.

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