When you’re involved in a car accident, the first thing many people think about is their safety and health. The next thought is usually how much the accident could cost them. Far too often, crash victims assume their insurance companies will compensate them for the costs associated with the crash, but unfortunately, that doesn’t often happen and victims are left with expensive bills that they are unfairly responsible for—even when they are involved in some of the most common types of car accidents.
How Much Is Your Claim Worth?
In order to protect their rights and prevent having to pay for fees that are a result of someone else’s negligence, accident victims are encouraged to file claims against those who hurt them. Here, we discuss how much car accident claims may actually be worth and what costs can incur from a crash. The following is a brief overview of what costs are included in a car accident claim:
- Medical bills. Perhaps the most expensive bills are those related to your health. Between exams, diagnostic testing, treatments, and medications, you could end up owing thousands of dollars for an accident that wasn’t even your fault. Additionally, you should also factor in the gas money and time needed to get you to all of your doctor appointments and treatments.
- Vehicle repairs. If you’re like most people, you can’t live without your vehicle, and after a car accident, you may have to spend thousands of dollars to get it up and running again.
- Time lost from work. When you’re too injured to work, you often miss out on the money you need in order to pay your bills and keep food on the table. Depending on how severe your injuries are, you could lose months of pay because of the crash.
A Car Accident Claim May Help
In addition to what the accident will cost you now, you’ll also need to take what it will cost you in the future into consideration. The attorneys at Kennedy Hodges, LLP believe that victims should be compensated for their expenses and hardships related to accidents. Make an appointment to speak with an attorney by calling 855.947.0707 and find out how we may be able to help you.