If you’ve been involved in an accident, you may be unsure of whether you need to bring a claim at all, especially if you weren’t too seriously injured. You may not know whether you have a claim to bring to court or whether the time and expense are worth the potential settlement.
If you’re wondering why you should bring a personal injury claim at all, you may need to take a closer look at your case. There are often plenty of reasons to seek further compensation, and you may not be considering all the expenses you’ve incurred. Before you act, reach out to a lawyer at The Kindley Firm, APC, so you know what you need and what you could receive.
If you don’t believe your injuries are serious enough to warrant a claim, you need to first compare the costs for your medical expenses against what the insurance company is willing to cover. While insurance may handle many of your expenses, it may leave some of them on you. When this happens, you could end up paying out of pocket for injuries you didn’t cause.
For example, let’s say you were in a car accident and you suffered from whiplash. The at-fault driver’s insurer may be willing to cover your property damage and your immediate medical expenses. Whiplash, however, can take time and further medical care to heal, which the insurance company might not include in your settlement.
In this case, you need additional compensation to cover your medical expenses alone. If left uncared for, your injuries can cause further complications. From there, your medical expenses will continue growing.
You Need Compensation
Likewise, the insurers may not cover every damage you may suffer because of your injuries. If you’re badly injured, you may have many other issues stemming from your accident.
For example, you could be compensated for your pain and suffering after your accident. While these damages are capped for certain claim types, such as medical malpractice, you will be able to recover them in most personal injury claims.
When your insurance settlement simply won’t cover everything you need to return to your normal life, you may need someone on your side to help you recover maximum compensation. Getting full compensation is a process, but it’s vitally important to getting your life back on track.
Our Lawyers Can Help
While you may think it will be stressful and complicated to file a lawsuit for your damages, doing so can make a huge difference in your recovery. A lawyer can help you get the settlement you deserve so your expenses are covered—with as little stress and difficulty for you as possible.
At The Kindley Firm, APC, we understand questioning why you should bring a personal injury claim, and we’re here to address all your concerns. For more information on what we can do for you, give us a call at 619-550-1313 or fill out the online contact form below.