Getting Compensation For a Car Accident
In most cases, the person not at fault in a car accident should be compensated for their injuries and loss. But of course, that’s not something the insurance company wants to be made public. In fact, almost 50 percent of legitimate insurance claims following car accidents are routinely denied. Insurers often deny or undervalue the amount of injury and damage a person has suffered to keep the portion they must compensate for as low as possible. That can leave the person or persons affected struggling to pay their bills, repair or replace their car and even return to work following the car accident.
So what are some of these factors that, together, determine car accident injury settlement amounts?
The extent and severity of the injuries suffered. This is usually well documented by doctors and other healthcare providers in support of an accident compensation case.
The impact those injuries have on a person’s life. The more they interfere with a person’s livelihood and life, the higher the compensation value of the case.
The medical bills that result from injuries sustained. The more costly the healthcare, the more compensation the person deserves in the eyes of the law.
The wages lost as a result of car accident injuries. The longer a person is unable to work due to their injuries, the more money they’re likely to be awarded.
The effect of injuries on future earning capacity. If an injury incapacitates a person to the extent that they can’t use a vital body part required to earn the type of living for which they’ve been trained, this will affect the amount of money they’re due.
Many people fail to hold others responsible for the damage they cause in car accidents because they don’t realize the value of their loss or injury-nor do they know or understand what car insurance covers. Many are also afraid to confront large insurance companies backed by legal power and money to get what they have coming to them.
But with an aggressive attorney on their side, getting compensated for injuries is much easier. Most accident and personal injury lawyers don’t charge any fees up front, a welcome relief to those who’ve been injured and are struggling to make ends meet. Instead, they take their fees and the expenses involved in the case out of the money awarded in the case settlement. This leaves the bulk of the settlement for the persons who need it: those who suffered injury and loss.