What’s Fair Compensation in a Car Accident Case?Mark Clore ·
In a time when the media speaks loudly (and frequently) of frivolous lawsuits, you may be surprised to learn many car accident victims do not initially seek legal representation. They think their injuries are not severe and that their insurance will take care of all the needed treatment. They reach out to a lawyer when they learn otherwise.
So what is fair compensation in car accident claim? The answer can vary greatly, which is why having an experienced attorney on your side is so important. There are numerous factors which may or may not apply to your situation. Here's are some compensable issues that frequently present in a car accident lawsuit.
- Repairs to your vehicle
- Lost Wages
- Hospital Bills
- Specialty Doctors
- Physical Therapy
- Transportation to and from treatments
These expenses can be determined during the lawsuit, but there are others that cannot. For example, brain injuries and other internal injuries may not present until after broken bones and bruises have healed. Some injuries result in permanent disability and require long-term care. The insurance companies know when you are likely to need future treatment. That's why they try so hard to get you to accept a settlement. Without an experienced car accident lawyer on your side, you may not get the settlement you need.
The Cost of a Car Accident
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that productivity losses and medical care resulting from motor vehicle accidents cost more than $99 billion in 2010 alone, with direct medical care accounting for $17 billion in expenses. That's nearly $500 for each licensed driver in the United States! The cost of your accident is dependent on the severity of your injuries. The Clore Law Group wants to help ensure you don't have to pay the expenses you incurred from a negligent accident.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney
It seems hardly a day passes without an accident stopping traffic on the Ravenel Bridge. According to the state's Department of Public Safety, I-26 was rated one of the most dangerous roads in the country in 2011 after nine people died on the stretch between Jedburg and Interstate 95. Charleston County is usually rated one of the most dangerous counties to drive in South Carolina.
If you've been injured in a car accident- contact us today. Consultations are free and we only get paid when we win your case. It won't cost you to hire an attorney, but it will likely cost you if you don't!
Clore Law Group welcomes your questions about any issues concerning a serious personal injury, car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, business tort, or workplace injury. If you have a viable claim, we’ll explain the legal process. Since consultations are always free, there’s no cost in learning your legal options.