After an accident, am I only entitled to compensation for my injuries and damage to my car?

After an accident for which you shared less than 50% of the blame, you are entitled to receive compensation for your damages. You may not have thought that there would be many expenses outside of your own medical and auto repair bills. What you may not be ready for, however, is the snowballing expenses as time wears on through your claim.

For example, even for a minor accident, many people will end up using one or more of their sick or vacation days to deal with the aftermath of the crash. Whether it is negotiating with the insurance company, auto repair shop, or medical appointments, there are a lot of loose ends to tie up after a wreck. You may not notice the expenses adding up, but they are—and will continue to do so until you and your car are back in top shape.

Fortunately, you will likely be able to collect compensation for much more than just the obvious damage, which is why it is so important that you carefully log your expenses and save receipts related to expenses from your wreck. While it may seem like the last thing you want to do while you’re hurt and overwhelmed, it is well worth the effort for the added compensation you may receive for expenses you incurred as a result of the accident, including:

  • Your medical costs, including prescriptions, co-pays, deductibles, and over-the-counter medication
  • Lost wages and income, such as missed work or sick/vacation days you had to use
  • Rental vehicle costs while your car is being repaired

While these may seem like small costs, the added expense can have a huge impact on an already stressful financial situation. After your accident, speak to an experienced attorney about the compensation you may be eligible to receive—either call or click on the live chat feature now to begin!