Damages in an Auto Accident

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An auto accident can change your life. You may have many types of injuries or other damages after your Florida auto accident. But this doesn’t mean you are out of options or out of luck; you can claim damages for many of these things.

Here are the most common damages in an auto accident:

Medical Expenses

Damages in an Auto AccidentHealthcare and medical expenses add up quickly. In fact, medical expenses are one of the major reasons that a client decides to file a lawsuit.

They cannot keep up with the bills from the hospital, and they need financial help—at Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, we completely understand this type of struggle. We try to resolve your case as quickly as possible so you can get the settlement that you deserve and need.

Examples of medical expenses that you may incur in an auto accident include:

  • Ambulance fees
  • Consultations with healthcare professionals
  • In-home services
  • Simple follow up appointments
  • Surgeries and/or other procedures
  • Diagnostic testing like X-rays or CT Scans
  • Accessory like crutches or heating pads
  • Physical or cognitive therapy
  • Long-term rehabilitative care

You can bring a case without knowing all of your medical expenses, but this can be tricky. You may need the opinion of an expert to let the jury or the court know what your future holds in terms of medical care and expenses.

Some of the main areas we serve can be found below:

  • West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Orlando, Florida

Lost Wages

After serious car accidents, you may need some time to heal. This could involve taking time off of work to rest or to attend doctor’s appointments. The time that you have away from work must often use up your vacation, sick time, or simply become unpaid time off.

To compensate for this, we can present your lost wages or the paid leave that you had to take to the court. It will then be added in if you are awarded compensation. We can also ask for future lost wages as well if you or your doctors anticipate that you will need to miss work in the future.

Pain and Suffering

This type of damage is very difficult to quantify. Unlike lost wages or medical expenses, there is no specific amount of money that can compensate you for the pain and suffering that you sustained during the accident or after the accident.

Instead, the jury or the judge will estimate what your pain and suffering is worth in terms of dollars. You may also be awarded a future pain and suffering amount for the pain that your condition is expected to cause for the remainder of your life.

This type of damage will vary significantly from case to case and often depends on the type of injury that you sustained. Some states have restrictions or caps on these amounts, but Florida is not one of those states.

Lost Value of Property

Virtually every car accident will involve some level of property damage. Your damages will include an amount to either fix or replace your vehicle as well. Generally, this amount will be based on the appraised value of your vehicle before the accident occurred—what the car would have sold for just minutes before the accident.

Your personal property in the vehicle may also be damaged or go missing after an accident. You will be able to claim damages for that property as well. If you were traveling with even some of the most common electronic devices, like a Smartphone and a laptop, those costs can be fairly significant as well.

Other Damages

Your case may also include other types of damages in your case as well. This list is not exhaustive, but it does give you an idea of what types of damages might be compensable. Every case is different, and you may not be able to claim every damage available either.

Damage Control with a West Palm Beach Car Crash Lawyer Florida

Call an experienced personal injury lawyer at Scott J. Sternberg & Associates for more information about the Damages in an Auto Accident case. We can even help you determine what your case might be worth by using our free consultation process. Call today!

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