When you’ve just been in a car accident, you want answers to the important questions. Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident on your own—especially if you’ve never been involved in one before—can be a confusing, scary, and intimidating process. That’s why you deserve to know as much information about car accident claims as possible.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Brentwood car accident attorneys understand the range of emotions you’re experiencing, and we want to help you gain confidence from knowing what to expect in the coming days, weeks, and months. Read some of the frequently asked questions we receive, and if you want more information, don’t hesitate to contact us at fill out a free online form today.
1. What can I receive compensation for after my accident?
Car accidents don’t just have physical consequences for innocent victims—they also have serious financial consequences as well. If you were injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you can file a claim for compensation for things like:
Even if you have health insurance, medical bills for car accidents can still be overwhelming and may be more than you can afford. Even simple things like ambulance rides, overnight stays at the hospital, and routine tests can add thousands of dollars to your total bill. Filing a claim for compensation can help you get the money you need to pay for your medical bills.
If you were seriously injured in your car accident, you may be unable to work for days, weeks, months, or even years. And if you’re like most people, you can’t afford to miss any time at work. Even if you have disability insurance, it’s often not enough to cover your family’s daily expenses. A car accident claim can provide you with the money you would have earned before your accident left you too hurt or disabled to work.
Pain and suffering
It’s hard to put a price tag on quality of life, but car accidents can significantly dimish your ability to live life the way you’re used to living it. If you’re left in constant pain, doing daily activities can become difficult or even impossible—much less partaking in your hobbies or getting physical exercise. Diminished quality of life is something you can receive compensation for with a car accident claim.
2. How much money can I get for my accident?
The total amount of compensation you can receive for your accident depends on several factors, including:
The extent of your injuries and the medical care you received.
The more severe your injuries were and the more medical care you needed, the more money you may be eligible to receive. Additional treatments and expenses like physical rehabilitation, prosthetics, and future surgeries can also be factored into this cost.
How much money you’re projected to lose due to your injury.
Car accidents can cause injuries and disabilities that last from a few days to years to even a lifetime. When your car accident lawyer builds your claim, he or she will use your medical records and disability to create an accurate estimate of the amount of future wages you will lose due to the accident.
How much the accident affected your life.
No two car accidents are alike, and no two victims have the same outcome. While some victims are able to make full recoveries after getting medical treatment, others may never be the same due to constant pain, soreness, or lack of mobility. The effect your accident had on your life will be factored into the amount of compensation you deserve.
3. How much does it cost to get an attorney?
Many auto accident victims are hesitant to call an attorney because they think they can’t afford lawyer’s fees. But at Matt Hardin Law, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t owe us any money unless we get money for you. When you contact our law firm, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.