Injuries are inevitable in many car accidents. Far too many driver’s simply rely on insurance providers to take care of the damages resulting from the accident. While insurance coverage often covers much of the property damage associated with an accident, it does not automatically compensate for personal injuries sustained in an accident. Apple Valley car accident lawyers can help drivers who have been injured in car accidents to file a claim for compensation to cover all of the damages and injuries sustained in an accident.
Many insurance policies provide coverage for bodily injury, yet this category is often ignored when there is a car accident. If you are injured in a car accident, it is important that the party responsible for the accident compensate you for your medical expenses, as well as any other effects from the accident. A car accident lawyer can help you pursue reimbursement for your medical expenses as well as additional compensation for other injuries sustained.
In any car accident where the other driver was negligent and you suffered injuries as a result, you may be entitled to recover money damages. Some examples of injuries that may result from an accident and give rise to a claim for damages may include:
- Concussions and other head injuries
- Broken bones
- Bruises and contusions
- Back injuries
- Sprains and tears
- Severed limbs
- Muscle injuries
- Internal organ damage
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, regardless of its severity, you should seek out medical treatment immediately. By seeing a medical provider, you will receive any necessary treatment and will also document the injuries for a potential claim for damages. Medical professionals may also discovery additional injuries which are not readily apparent. Be sure to seek out continuing treatment and care for lingering issues. Also, it is important that you comply with all doctor’s recommendations and orders.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may wonder whether it is necessary to hire a lawyer. While no one is required to hire and attorney and you always have the option to represent yourself, this is generally not recommended. A car accident lawyer will have experience with car accident cases and will know the law. A car accident lawyer can provide a variety of services, including:
- Legal advice
- Representation throughout the claims process
- Information gathering through discovery
- Settlement negotiation
- Court appearances
- Legal research
- Legal consultation
- Oral argument
- Witness examination
A lawyer will know what is needed for you to receive a fair and adequate settlement for your case. They will strive to make sure that you are adequately compensated for all of the injuries and damages sustained as a result of the accident.
The types of injuries and damages for which payment may be recovered are very broad. Some examples may include:
- Medical expense reimbursement
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disfigurement and scarring
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages and other lost opportunities
- Loss of consortium
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses
- Property damages
A car accident lawyer will be able to help you identify all of the potential claims that are evident in your case and supported by the law. Some of the injuries may not be obvious, but a car accident lawyer will be well familiar with the potential remedies and can help you determine what to pursue.
The car accident claims process can be complex and overwhelming for many. By working with an experienced car accident lawyer, you will not have to stress about the process knowing that you have an experienced advocate who is looking out for you.
The lawyers at El Dabe Law Firm have experience representing victims of car accidents in claims for money damages. El Dabe Law Firm prides itself on helping their clients receive fair treatment. Call for a consultation.