Car Accident Case: What Kind of Damages Can I Demand

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One of the only reasons accident victims call our office is because they want to sue somebody. If they believe the other driver caused their car accident, they have every right to want them to pay. The problem is that the insurance companies don’t always do the right thing. If you’ve already filed your car insurance claim and It’s been denied, we understand how frustrated you must be. That’s when it’s time to call one of our Tucker accident lawyers. Our team of associates have handled hundreds of these cases over the years. We know how upsetting it can be to know the other driver caused the crash and to still get nothing. The good news is that our Georgia injury lawyers know what options you still have available to you.

We suggest that you read our article here first. Then give our office a call and schedule your free, initial consultation. Sit down with an experienced Tucker accident lawyer who can review your case and answer any questions you may have. Specifically, they can explain the different types of damages you can demand in your car accident lawsuit.

Most Plaintiffs are Entitled to Reimbursement for Medical Bills

As with most every car accident case that our attorneys handle, our clients are entitled to reimbursement for medical bills. Typically, any medical treatment you need immediately following your car crash is covered by your primary healthcare insurance carrier. When they see that you filed suit or filed an insurance claim against the other party, they’ll expect to be repaid any monies they’ve already put out. In addition, you may have paid out-of-pocket expenses and you’re entitled to be reimbursed for them as well. Finally, if your doctor believes you’re going to need future medical care as a result of your injuries then you can demand these types of damages as well.

Was Your Vehicle Damaged or Destroyed in the Car Accident?

Even if you were only involved in a minor car accident, there’s a good chance that your vehicle was damaged. Why should you be left holding the bag for damage to your vehicle when you didn’t cause the crash? Unfortunately, nobody can force the other driver to pay your deductible. That’s the way insurance works. You pay a higher premium in exchange for a lower deductible. Now, if your car was destroyed, that’s a different story.

After the accident, your vehicle will likely be towed to the nearest mechanic’s garage. What they will do is take a look at your car and give you an estimate as to how much it will cost to get it fixed. This number will be submitted to your insurance company. If it’s going to cost more to fix your car then it would to replace it, then the insurance company will deem your car to have been totaled.

In cases like this, your Tucker accident lawyer will demand that you be reimbursed the fair market value of your vehicle at the time of the crash. This doesn’t mean that you’re going to receive enough money to buy a new car. It simply means that you’ll get the money that you would have received had you sold your car moments before the accident took place.

Your Georgia Injury Lawyer Will Demand Damages for Lost Income

If your car accident was minor, and the only injury you suffered was whiplash, you probably won’t be entitled to damages for lost income. However, if you missed more than a week or two from work, your George injury lawyer will demand it be compensated for any lost wages. You wouldn’t demand compensation for lost wages if you only missed two days from work. The judge would expect you to just use personal time to cover those days. However, if you missed more than for a week or two, you can hold the defendant cannibal for there’s lost wages.

In addition to last wages, your Tucker accident lawyer may also demand last future income. If your injuries were so serious that you can no longer do the same kind of work that you did before the accident, you can demand last future income. These damages will be equal to the difference between what you would have earned, and you not been involved in the accident compared to what you will now earn given your disability.

Your Tucker Car Accident Lawyer Will Demand Pain and Suffering as Well

As with most any other personal injury lawsuit, your Tucker accident lawyer will demand damages for pain and suffering. These are meant to compensate you for any physical or mental anguish caused by the crash. The general rule is that your Chinese going to demand pain and suffering in an amount equal to three times your medical bills. For example, if your medical bills were $300,000, then your Georgia injury lawyer will demand $900,000 in pain and suffering. that doesn’t mean you receive this much comma it just means that will be the initial demand.

If You’ve Recently Been Injured in a Car Crash, Contact a Georgia Injury Lawyer

If you were hurt in a recent car accident, you have a few options. You can wait to see what the insurance company says. If they pay your claim – great. You should expect to see your check in a week or two. If they deny your claim, you may be tempted to walk away. What you may not realize is that a lot of insurance companies do this on purpose. They deny your claim hoping that you’ll walk away. And you’d be surprised at how many people do just that. They don’t realize that they can hire a Tucker accident lawyer and file a lawsuit against the other driver.

The first thing we’ll do is appeal your insurance claim. When the insurance adjuster realizes that you have hire an attorney, they may change their tune a bit. They may be willing to settle your claim. If they aren’t, that’s okay. Your Tucker accident lawyer will simply file a lawsuit against the other driver. They demand all the damage they think you’re entitled to. Then it’ll be up to them to try to negotiate a settlement with the defendant’s attorney. While they won’t encourage you to take a ridiculously low settlement, their goal is to get you a fair settlement.

We recommend that you contact our office as soon as possible after your car crash. Sit down with a seasoned Georgia injury lawyer early enough in the game that they can help you file your insurance claim. Worst, they’ll have to go to trial. As long as there’s enough evidence to prove your case, our associates will do whatever they can to get you the compensation you deserve.