Car Accident Claims: Know The Process

December 12, 2022

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Beginning A Car Accident Injury Claim

Car accidents - mild or severe - are always traumatic events for someone to go through. If you have been injured, you are entitled to benefits and/or compensation. Regardless of who is at fault, everyone is entitled to something for their injuries.

It’s important to us that you know the general legal process involved in a car accident injury claim. If you feel that you may be receiving less than what you are rightfully owed from your insurance company, the first step would be to set up a consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. In this consultation, you would discuss the events of the accident in great detail. Such details could include the extent of your injuries, how the accident has impacted your day-to-day life, and what you’ve discussed with your insurance company. The main purpose of this consultation is to assess whether or not you have a case, and to collect all the information one would need to build and carry out an effective lawsuit.

The Forms Of Compensation To Which You May Be Owed.

There are many forms of compensation that you may be entitled to. Each case is unique, but at least one of the following is applicable to your case if you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Pain And Suffering

Also known as non-pecuniary general damages, this form of compensation seeks to compensate you for the pain you have endured as a result of the accident, both physical and mental.

Economic Losses

Simply put, this takes into account any past, present, and future economic losses that you have suffered. An example of this would be the loss of your wages if you are no longer able to work.

Damages for Loss of Housekeeping

This is to reimburse you if you are no longer able to maintain or clean your household to the same standard that you used to and are forced to rely on others for household maintenance.

Future Care Costs

These cover any medical and support costs that you may be burdened with in the future that will not be covered by your insurance, such as ongoing rehabilitation.

Special Damages

This functions as a catch-all for any other costs that you are burdened with as a result of your injuries and that your insurance will not cover.

Family Law Act Damages

Family Law Act damages are meant to reimburse your family members for relationships that may have been damaged as a result of your injuries.

What Beckett Can Do For You

If your insurance company is failing to provide you with the compensation you deserve, you can trust Beckett to fight and ensure that you receive a fair and equitable settlement. Our years of experience in personal injury litigation have made us into experts on the subject and we continue to relish righting wrongs and representing our clients with passionate advocacy. If you’re interested in understanding your options and knowing your rights, please reach out to Beckett today or fill out our contact us form for a free case evaluation.

Published on December 12, 2022

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