After being in a car accident, expenses can add up quickly. Above all, if we end up with injuries that require constant medical treatment and even surgical interventions.
On the other hand, the repairs to our car and/or the replacement of our damaged property also represent expenses that we did not anticipate and we may find ourselves in a difficult economic situation.
That’s why it can be very tempting to accept the first offer of compensation that the responsible party’s insurance company can make. However, doing so may not be the best decision we make to take care of our interests.
Insurance companies will often try to resolve the situation at the lowest possible cost to your pocket, so their offers may be too low and not be what you deserve or even need.
Before accepting any offer, it is advisable to speak with a specialized personal injury lawyer who will guide you and help you consider the following aspects:
· Medical expenses. Are you fully recovered from the injuries you suffered during the accident? Have you discussed with your doctor whether you will need further treatment, medication, or surgery? It is important to know the extent of your injuries, and if you will need more financial resources to cover other medical expenses in the future.
· Lost wages. There are injuries that can prevent us from returning to work for a while, but there are also more severe injuries that can cause a person to be temporarily or permanently disabled, and therefore unable to return to work, or unable to continue performing the job. Same type of job you had before the accident. It is important to consider all the lost wages, and the change in the lifestyle of the victim in order to arrive at an amount of compensation that is fair and sufficient for the victim and his family.
· Pain and suffering. A car accident can have emotional and psychological consequences for victims. From the stress of the situation, to the pain and suffering they may go through due to the type of injuries suffered and their treatments, to problems such as post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety, and loss of ability to enjoy life. life. All of this should also be considered when establishing compensation.
Contact us today if you find yourself in a similar situation, before you accept any offer. The attorneys at the Vaziri Law Firm will defend your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.