When you’ve been in a car accident, you may find that the costs associated with the accident far exceed what you expected. When you consider your medical bills, lost time at work and damage to your car, you notice that the numbers just keep rising. It is at this point you may be considering filing a personal injury claim with an experienced lawyer on your side.
If you need help calculating the rising costs related to your motor vehicle accident and injuries, contact a DeFuniak Springs car accident lawyer at Powell, Powell & Powell today. Our team can advise you on how much you've lost so you can file an accurate claim for damages to recover what is owed to you.
Personal Injury Damages
The cost of a car accident isn’t simply limited to the damage to your car and a few medical bills —even if those costs alone are extremely high.
When you are the victim of a car accident, a number of expenses can arise. Many of these are the responsibility of the person who was at fault or caused the accident. Our job at Powell, Powell & Powell is to make sure we calculate these expenses and any other losses accurately to show the court what the person responsible for the accident needs to pay.
In Florida, you may be able to recover many types of damages, such as emergency services, hospital bills, follow-up medical visits, prescription medications, medical devices, physical rehabilitation or psychological counseling. You may also need in-home care or assistance while you recover physically.
The responsible party may also have to pay for the physical damage or loss of your property. Examples might include car parts and repairs or, if your car was totaled, you may be entitled to a new car of equal value. Included in these costs might also be specialty stereo or alarm equipment and/or other after-market upgrades.
Many people carry important things with them in their cars, too. We can help you calculate the cost of things like electronics (cell phones, laptops, tablets or other devices), any cargo you might have had in the car from shopping or driving things around, car seats, or any other personal property that will need to be replaced.
In some instances, car accidents give rise to claims for wrongful death. In such cases, this is when a loved one on whom you depended passes away as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.
While no amount of money can replace your loved one, the party who caused the accident may have to pay for things like lost income on which you relied or the value of medical benefits, in addition to any property that may have also been yours or for which they may be held responsible. You may also need to pay funeral expenses that can be very costly.
If you have suffered from a car accident injury or lost a loved one in a car accident, please contact our attorneys today. We are ready to help you determine the costs of your accident and help you get justice.