What Expenses Will Car Accident Claims Cover?
There are several different expenses you may incur after a car accident. A Gainesville accident lawyer can tell you what specific compensation you are entitled to. Each case varies, and we argue for the compensation your specific case deserves. Here are a few kinds of general expenses accident claims can cover:
Most insurance policies cover property damage up to a certain amount. If your vehicle has been totaled, your insurance company may pay off any money you still owe on your vehicle. If your totaled vehicle is paid off, the insurance may write you a check for the market value of your vehicle.
In Florida, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage allows each driver to claim up to a certain amount of medical expenses from their own insurance company. It does not matter which driver is at fault. If you have serious injuries that exceed PIP coverage, you may seek compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. We can also pursue major injuries in court.
If you miss work after a car accident, you may be able to get compensation for those days. Lost wages pay for the days you would have worked if not in a crash.
If you are disabled after a car accident, you may be entitled to disability benefits. The nature and permanence of your disability will determine what benefits you are entitled to.
Pain and Suffering.
After an accident, you may be able to get pain and suffering damages. Pain and suffering damages can be obtained after:
- Severe and permanent loss of bodily function.
Filing a lawsuit will allow you to get compensation for pain and suffering. Contact us to see if you are entitled to pain and suffering damages.
Certain out-of-pocket expenses may be covered. These include:
- Medical equipment, such as slings or crutches.
- Prescription medications.
The cost of transportation and gas to get to and from medical appointments.
If a loved one has been killed in an accident, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. You must file a lawsuit to get compensation for wrongful death. Contact us to see if you qualify.
At Itasca Legal, we focus exclusively on car accident cases, negligent security, and wrongful death cases.