What Types of Compensation Can I Seek in a Car Accident Case?

A car accident lawyer can help reduce the financial repercussions of a car accident by seeking compensation. At Reasonover Law, we protect the rights of car accident victims by providing reliable legal counsel. We’ll assess the extent of your car accident injuries to determine the damages to claim. Here are the types of compensation we may seek in your case:

Medical Expenses

Medical expenses can cause a heavy financial burden as healthcare is quite expensive. We can lessen the load by seeking compensation for the costs you’ve already incurred following your accident, those you’re currently incurring, and future expenses if your doctor recommends additional treatments or therapy in the future. Medical expenses eligible for compensation include ambulance, consultation, in-home care, and physical or cognitive therapy fees. You’ll need to provide your medical records and tests to help us estimate your total medical expenses. We may also need to consult with your physician when estimating costs, so be sure to keep us updated if you change doctors.

Lost Wages

We can help you seek compensation for lost wages if you lose your earning capacity due to injuries. This can occur if you need to take time off work to heal or lose mobility. In the case of the latter, we can also claim settlement for future lost wages as you may be unable to work as you used to before your accident. To help us claim lost wages, you must provide employment documentation like tax records, pay stubs, and a statement from your employer showing you’ve taken time off from work because of your injuries.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for pain and suffering can help ease the emotional and physical distress caused by a car accident and its aftermath. We’ll assess the physical pain, discomfort, emotional distress, and mental anguish resulting from your accident to estimate a fair settlement.

The value of pain and suffering varies from case to case, so we’ll need comprehensive details of your accident and treatments. Our team will consider the severity of your injuries, their psychological impacts, and your recovery duration when estimating the value. The more severe the injuries and longer the treatment, the higher your value may be.

Loss of Companionship

Some injuries can affect your ability to provide companionship and affection for your spouse. In this case, we can help your spouse seek compensation for the loss of consortium. To help us win a loss of consortium claim, your spouse will need to fulfill the following elements:

  • Prove you’re legally married: Only a wife, husband, or same-sex legal partner can file a consortium claim.
  • Prove a loss of consortium: Show that marital companionship has declined.
  • Show a connection between the loss of consortium and injuries sustained.
  • Link the changes in companionship to the injuries. This means you should have had a healthy marriage before the car accident.

We can prove a loss of consortium by consulting your doctor if your injuries have affected your ability to have sexual relations or bear children. Witness statements and testimonies from loved ones who’ve observed your relationship before and after the accident can also help if there’s an apparent change in your relationship after your accident.

Consult a Car Accident Lawyer At Reasonover Law

Reasonover Law is a leading personal injury law firm serving clients in Nashville and across the state of Tennessee. Our team will work hard to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve after your car accident. We’ll assess the facts of your case, develop an estimate for your damages, negotiate with insurers on your behalf, and file your claim in court if necessary. Contact us to schedule an appointment with a reliable car accident lawyer.