What Can You Get Compensation for after an Auto Accident?
Your biggest concern after a car accident is making sure you and your loved ones get the medical attention and care you need to get better. But as you’re recovering, you have another big concern that can seriously affect your family’s future: all of the expenses you’ve incurred since the accident.
Accident-related expenses can quickly add up and put a significant strain on your family’s finances. In fact, many car accidents are capable of causing people to dip into savings accounts, college funds, and even maxing out credit limits just to make the minimum payments and keep their families afloat.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Mt. Juliet auto accident attorneys believe that innocent victims shouldn’t have to suffer financially in addition to physical due to accidents that were someone else’s fault.
Common Auto Accident-Related Expenses
The expenses related to a car accident can quickly add up and become overwhelming for all families, regardless of their insurance coverage, their income, and their savings. Some of the most common and most significant expenses victims face after accidents include:
- Medical bills
Everything from the ambulance ride that takes you to the hospital pill all the way to the physical therapy you must complete to regain your mobility and strength all come with a significant price tag. Even victims with excellent health insurance often find themselves paying for a portion of their treatments, medications, surgeries, and follow-up visits out of pocket. In addition, victims who don’t have insurance or whose insurance declines to pay may face bills for tens of thousands of dollars.
- Lost wages
In addition to incurring significant medical bills, accident victims also face the prospect of losing the paychecks they depend on for long periods of time. In fact, some victims may be out of work for years, while others may be unable to return at all. If your accident left you unable to work, it may be impossible for you to pay your medical bills or keep up with your day-to-day living expenses without the paycheck you used to rely on.
- Vehicle repair costs
Your car is a big part of your livelihood. You use it to get to work and get your family where they need to be every day of the week. So when it gets damaged in an accident and needs expensive repairs, it’s just another major cost that you may be unable to afford. Many accidents can completely total victims’ vehicles, rendering them undriveable without expensive repairs that can cost thousands of dollars.
- Reduced or lost quality of life
There’s no way to put a price tag on your ability to enjoy life, but when it gets taken away from you due to accident-related disability or pain, you deserve compensation for your suffering. Losing the ability to enjoy the things you used to love can take its toll—especially when the disabilities and limitations are expected to be permanent.
At Matt Hardin Law, our legal team has 20 years of experience assisting injured victims after auto accidents, and we know just how much a car accident can affect your family, both health-wise and financially. When we take on your case, we don’t just calculate your current expenses—we also calculate how much the accident will cost you in the future by determining your lifetime medical costs, lifetime lost wages, and the effect the accident will have on your overall life quality in the years to come.
We’re Dedicated to Helping You Move Forward after Your Accident
As Mt. Juliet car accident lawyers, our goal with every case we take on is to take as much stress of the accident off the victims’ shoulders so that they can concentrate on getting better and not worry about paperwork, negotiating with the insurance company, and proving the severity of their injuries.
Dealing with the aftermath of your car accident is hard enough. Don’t let the other stresses weigh you down. Our legal team will do everything in our power to help you get the compensation you and your family deserve. Contact us today by dialing (615) 200-1111 or filling out a free online form.