After a car accident, there are a number of types of damages you can file a claim for. It's not just your medical costs that end up being an expense to you. You'll also have the costs associated with replacing or repairing your vehicle, lost wages and other losses.
Just in medical expenses alone, you'll be able to file a claim for ambulance fees, in-home services, permanent disability, consultations, physical or cognitive therapy and medical accessories. In the case that you have medical expenses you don't yet know, your attorney can help you negotiate for a settlement that takes those unknown variables into consideration.
Another thing you can file a claim for is pain and suffering. While getting compensated for your true losses is important, pain and suffering claims are also vital for those who suffer an injury. This compensation is for your mental and physical distress. It can also cover the future prognosis and be paid for any general loss in the enjoyment of your life.
Your spouse could also file a claim if he or she has a loss of affection or companionship as a result of your injuries. For instance, if you're now paralyzed, you may not be able to perform sexually. Your spouse could file a claim for the loss in companionship the injuries resulted in.
No matter what your situation is, if you've lost wages or are in debt because of injuries caused by another person, a claim could help you recover those losses. Our website has more on what you can do to obtain compensation.