The repercussions of an unexpected accident can be financially and emotionally shattering to a family. There is a potential loss of livelihood, property, and health, especially if a motor vehicle is involved. If you have been seriously hurt in a car accident, there is a high likelihood you will be dealing with several unforeseen expenses that often come in the form of medical costs and lost wages. Because of this possibility, it is a great idea to work with one of the accident lawyers at Nikola Law.
According to the Division of Motor Vehicles, the term “damages” when referring to personal injury cases refers to the actual cost of the injuries. The cost can be directly financial or emotional and more indirect.
In the aftermath of a car accident, it may be challenging to ascertain whether you have a viable claim for any compensation. In order to be eligible, the accident has to meet two conditions:
Our accident lawyers in Genesee County can help provide clarification on what establishes negligence and what is the level of severity an injury must meet to be eligible for compensation.
If the two criteria above are met and you have determined you may be eligible for compensation, consider the most common types of compensatory damages awarded.
Specific damages refer to the precise amount of money that will be used to cover financial losses. Examples include:
General damages are more open to interpretation. Examples include:
After an accident, one of the first tasks to complete is contacting your insurance company. Before any award is dispersed, work with us to build a solid case to help ensure you receive all of the money you deserve. There are several factors insurance companies take into consideration when processing a claim:
At Nickola Law, our professionals understand and sympathize with what you are going through. You may have questions regarding the value of your insurance claim or how long it may take to receive a monetary award. We can help you with that. An accident attorney from our firm will give you solutions to the most complicated matters involving medical costs and payments, damage to property, and lost wages. We will also help you complete any paperwork that is necessary.
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