What Expenses Can be Covered in a Personal Injury Claim?

What Expenses Can be Covered in a Personal Injury Claim?

After you have been injured in an accident, the expenses that come your way will be almost immediate. Medical bills are probably the first expenses that come to mind—and while these can definitely add up, there are often other costs associated with a car accident injury that you might not have considered before the accident. Some of these expenses could include repairs to your vehicle, a tow from the accident scene, and transportation to and from doctor’s appointments. If you have to miss work because of your injuries, you must also consider your lost wages and potential lost earning capacity.

These costs can add up quickly. In 2013, the average claim for bodily injury for car accidents was $15,443. Property damage claims for car accidents averaged $3,231. The actual amount of your particular claim will depend on a variety of factors. The severity of the crash and your injuries are of course important factors. But other factors must also be taken into account, such as your occupation, how the injuries have affected your ability to work and how often you have to visit the doctor.

The reality is that personal injury claims after an accident can be quite complex. It is important to keep an accurate record of all the costs associated with your car accident injury. It is also wise to consult with a personal injury attorney about your claim. Your attorney can help you determine a fair amount to negotiate for in the settlement based on these factors.

“Car accident victims often incur a variety of expenses associated with their injuries. It is important to keep a record of these expenses and factor them into your personal injury claim,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.