Types Of Damage You Can Collect On After A Car Accident
If you have been in a car accident, there are certain types of damage that you can receive compensation for. You can receive compensation from your insurance company or from the insurance company of the individual who caused your accident. You can also receive compensation for your car accident by suing the individual who caused your accident. Here are the four areas you can receive compensation for after a car accident.
The first area that you can receive compensation for is vehicle damage.
Usually, your insurance company or the other driver's insurance company will send out an adjustor to inspect your vehicle. The adjustor will inspect your vehicle and determine if the extent of damage done to your vehicle and the repairs needed would exceed the value of your vehicle. If they feel the repairs would exceed the value of your vehicle, they will declare your vehicle totaled and pay you for the cost to replace your vehicle. If they feel that your vehicle is repairable, they will cover the cost to fix-up your vehicle.
Personal Property Damage
Next, you can also receive compensation for any personal property that was in your vehicle during the accident that was damaged. For example, if you had your cell phone with you, and it was broken during the accident, you can receive compensation for the damage to your cell phone.
Or, if you were transporting something valuable inside of your vehicle, such as a painting, and it was damaged, you could also receive compensation for any damages to the painting. Basically, anything that is inside of your vehicle and belongs to you counts are personal property that you can be compensated for if it was damaged in the accident.
While your car is getting repaired, or until you purchase a new vehicle, you may also be able to receive compensations for a car rental. You can get compensated for a vehicle rental because your access to a working vehicle was restricted by the accident.
Out Of Pocket Expenses
If you had to pay any out-of-pocket expenses right after the accident, you can also get reimbursed for those as well. Out-of-pocket expenses can include things such as taxi fare to get home after the accident or any medical expenses you had to pay up-front.
Finally, if you were injured in an accident, you can receive money for any medical attention that your received. If you were seriously injured and require long-term medical care because of the accident, you can also receive compensation for all of your future medical needs as well. If the accident caused you to miss work due to medical issues, you can also receive compensation for missed wages as well.
If you have been in an accident, there are lots of different things that you can receive compensation for. Make sure that your insurance company or the driver that was responsible for the accident provides you with money for the different types of damages that you sustained due to the accident. A car accident attorney can assist you and make sure that you get all the compensation that you deserve.