Car accidents are expensive; the costs can easily become overwhelming when you’re hurt and trying to heal after a crash. Here are the most common auto accident costs and how you may be able to get them covered in a car crash claim.
The most frequently seen cost related to a car accident is vehicle damage. This can range from minor to severe, and the cost varies depending on the extent of the damage and the value of the car that was damaged.
One cost often forgotten is the cost to rent a vehicle. Vehicle rental is needed while the victim’s current vehicle is being repaired, or if their vehicle was totaled and they need something to drive while they shop for a new car.
Medical bills are one of the bigger expenses related to car accidents, particularly if the accident was severe or multiple people were injured. Hospital bills, doctor’s visits, medication, and physical therapy can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If the victim was seriously injured in the collision and unable to work for a period of time after the crash, lost wages can become a major accident-related damage. Lost wages also includes benefits, like vacation pay or paid time off, that would have been accrued during the time the victim would have spent working.
If you lost a loved one in an accident, unplanned funeral expenses can put a serious financial burden on your family. The average funeral costs several thousand dollars. Additionally, another factor to evaluate is the financial contribution that the deceased would have contributed to the family.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a vehicle collision, don’t hesitate to reach out to a skilled car accident lawyer to learn more about your rights. At Pepper & Odom, P.C., we understand how devastating a car crash can be for you and your family.
Don’t let a careless driver get away with their negligence. Our car accident attorneys can help you get the full and fair compensation you deserve for every damage you incurred as a result of the accident. Call now for a consultation to discuss your needs at (601) 202-1111 or (205) 250-1107.