Repairs May Be the Least of Your Concerns After a Car Crash

Car accidents are capable of causing serious damage to your vehicle that is extremely expensive to repair. In many cases, extensive body damage can even result in your car or truck being declared a “total loss” by the insurance company, meaning that it is not worth repairing in their estimation.

While damage to your vehicle is a very serious issue, it is nothing compared to the other problems you may experience after a car accident, especially if you are seriously injured. Some of the other losses that you can experience after a wreck are detailed below. For more information or to discuss your case specifically, call our office today.

Medical Bills

Medical treatment and hospitalization are extremely expensive. Even minor injuries can result in significant medical expenses, and people who need surgery or ongoing medical treatment often have medical bills well into the tens of thousands of dollars. As a result, many car accident victims reach the limits of their personal injury protection coverage fairly quickly. Fortunately, in cases of serious injury, it is often possible to recover compensation for your medical expenses, provided someone else was at fault for your accident.

Lost Income

Many people who are injured in car accidents are unable to work for an extended period of time. Common car accident injuries like whiplash, concussions, broken bones, and soft tissue injuries can keep you out of work for weeks or even months. For this reason, car accident victims often lose thousands of dollars of income as a result of their accident. In many cases, however, car wreck victims can recover compensation for their lost income from the at-fault party.

Pain and Suffering

It goes without saying that serious injuries often cause significant pain and suffering, both physically and emotionally. Physical injuries hurt when they occur and can cause pain for a significant period of time after the accident as well. In addition, injured victims often have to deal with the stress, anxiety, and depression that accompanies missing work or school and being unable to engage in activities that they once enjoyed. Florida law allows car accident victims to recover for pain and suffering in many cases, so it is important to explore your options with a lawyer.

Contact a Gainesville Car Accident Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case

car accident has the potential to turn your life upside down. Fortunately, there is help available. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Gainesville car accident lawyers, call Meldon Law today at 352-373-8000 or contact us online.

1 http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/whiplash/basics/definition/con-20033090

2 http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/

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