How Can I Claim Compensation in a Car Accident?September 12, 2019
Victims of car accidents can rely on their car insurance and the legal system for compensation for their injuries and damages. When an individual suffers injuries due to the negligence of another, that individual is entitled to compensation for those injuries by law. The victim of such an accident can seek recovery from the insurance provider of the other driver, however, to ensure thorough representation and maximum recovery, it is advisable to seek counsel from a car accident lawyer. An accident victim can claim the following types of damages:
When a car accident results in physical injuries, the victim needs medical care and attention resulting in medical expenses. Medical expenses may include ambulance fees, hospitalizations, physical therapy, prescription drugs, and rehabilitation services. Victims should seek immediate medical care and keep records of all the medical providers sought for treatment, as well as expenses. Attorneys can assist in retrieving records, analyzing complex medical treatments, and present evidence in a compelling manner.
Often, victims of car accidents miss work due to their injuries and need for recovery. Victims may have to undergo several days of physical therapy or hospitalization resulting in missed work and wages. Lost wages that are incurred due to the accident are also compensable. The injured may not be able to do the same job or need retraining depending on the severity of the injuries. If the victim’s ability to work is affected due to the accident, expert analysis may be needed to present legal claims related to lost wages and the ability to generate future income.
If the car accident results in damage to the vehicle requiring repair or replacement, that is also compensable. Property damage includes any materials that were damaged in the vehicle. An attorney can assist in ascertaining the value of the items damaged in the accident and present in the calculation of damages or settlement award.
Pain and Suffering
Victims of car accidents can suffer from emotional distress due to the trauma of the accident. The emotional distress may cause severe anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other emotional distress. This type of damage can be proven through expert testimony and medical examination involving psychological testing.
Victims can also request compensation for miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses incurred due to the accident. Often, the injured may have to rent a car, use alternative transportation, or pay for parking at the medical centers while receiving treatment. These miscellaneous expenses may also be included in damages sought.
When an individual suffers due to negligent or reckless driving of another, that individual can claim damages. By seeking advice of legal counsel, one can ensure that they are compensated to the full extent of the law. An innocent party should not have to bear any expenses related to the wrongdoing of another.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Advocate for Victims Injured in Car Accidents
If you were injured in a car accident, contact the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton. Our lawyers will investigate your claims and negotiate with insurers and opposing counsel to obtain the best results on your behalf. Call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online for a free consultation.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent accident victims in Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.