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Claiming damages for a car accident

On Behalf of | Aug 10, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Wrecks

If you have been in a car accident in Kentucky, you may be able to file a claim for a wide variety of damages. The amount that you may qualify for could be contingent on your ability to prove your case, so you’ll need to be sure that you’re filing a claim for the appropriate damages.

Medical expenses

Many people who have been in motor vehicle accidents file claims so that they are reimbursed for the medical expenses that they incurred while treating their injuries. These include ambulance fees, physical rehab or therapy after a brain injury and the cost of your medications. You can also claim damages related to the continuing cost of consultations with your physician or other health care providers.

If you have received a permanent disability, you may be able to claim damages to cover the cost of your lost income and medical expenses. You could claim damages for any kind of in-house treatment, such as hospital stays or in-patient rehab, that you need to receive. You may also need to file a claim to cover the cost of prosthetics, leg or back braces, crutches or other medical accessories.

Lost wages

The injuries that you sustain from a car accident can also cause you to take time off from your job. You may use all of your sick days and paid vacation days until you are finally dismissed from your employment.

The severity of your injuries may be such that you can’t work for weeks, months, or ever again. If this occurs, you are entitled to damages related to the loss of your ability to earn. However, you will have to provide proof that your injuries are the cause of your inability to hold a steady job again.

Filing for damages is the kind of matter that requires a logical, rather than emotional, mindset. The precise amount that you can realistically file for could depend on a number of things including your circumstances and your present level of health.