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Car Accident Damages That Often Go Overlooked

If you have been injured in a car accident at the fault of another, you are entitled to financial compensation.

From minutes to days after a car crash, your adrenaline is at an all-time high, you may be overwhelmed and confused as to where to turn. There are millions of motor vehicle accidents each year resulting in millions of dollars in damages. Let The Kindley Firm, APC inform you of all of the different types of damages you are entitled to file a car accident lawsuit for.

Physical Injury and Mental Anguish

While some physical injuries resulting from a car accident may be obvious, there are some ailments that you may not notice immediately or associate with your crash. Whiplash,  concussions, spinal cord injuries, and tiny fractures often intensify after the fact. 

Your mental state should also be taken into account. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can result from any traumatic event, a vehicle collision is no different. Your lawyer can help you get compensated for any of these damages, even if they’re not obvious at the time of the accident.

Damage to your Property

In addition to bodily harm, your vehicle is the most obvious victim in an accident. Your car can have body damage, problems with alignment, leaks, and damage to the frame resulting in costly repairs. 

You should also consider any valuables inside the car at the time of impact, damages to these items are eligible for reimbursement as well. Your lawyer can help you keep track of these losses. 

Lost Wages and Earning Capacity

One immediate hardship after a motor vehicle crash is the need to take days off of work. Most rely on a steady income in order to sustain their livelihood. Missing work due to illness, injury, or lack of transportation causes financial strain. 

When you are ready to return to work, depending on the severity of the damages, you may only be able to return part-time, or you may require a modified working arrangement impacting your previous role. Your compensation should include these changes to your ability to work. 

Loss of Consortium

In catastrophic accidents where a loved one suffers a wrongful death or life-altering injury, loss of consortium may apply. This legal term refers to losing the benefits that the relationship with the injured used to offer. Deprivation of love, comfort, and sexual intimacy can be filed by a loved one with the right to recover compensation for such. 

Some injury victims may be unaware of these damages or may be nervous about discussing something so personal and intangible. Your lawyer can help you calculate these damages and ensure you’re compensated fairly for these losses. 

Don’t Let Overlooked Damages Cost You

Being the victim of a motor vehicle accident due to someone’s negligence can cost you time, money, and your health for years to come, especially if they were uninsured or underinsured. Costly auto repairs, medical bills, mental anguish, and lost wages can slow down your recovery. Overlooking any of these damages, among others, can hurt your future.

Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the process of filing a claim to ensure the cost of all of your damages is not overlooked. The Kindley Firm, APC, will ensure your documentation is complete and accurate and encompasses all of the damages caused to you and your property. Call us today at 619-550-1313 or fill out the following online contact form.

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