If I’m injured in an accident, what damages can I collect?

Many people do not even realize that they have options after an injury accident.

If the accident was caused due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. In a lawsuit, a plaintiff can seek recovery from the defendant for the injuries that he or she suffered as a result of the defendant’s actions. 

This monetary recovery is generally referred to a plaintiff’s “damages.” For example, plaintiffs can seek recovery for economic losses such as:

  • Lost wages: This is the amount of money that you missed out on from not being able to work as a result of your injuries.
  • Property damage: Money meant to cover the cost of having your vehicle repaired after the accident. Property damage can also cover certain other expenses related to items damaged from the accident, such as replacement for any items that may have been broken or lost during the wreck.
  • Medical expenses: Any bills related to treatment of injuries caused by the accident are typically sought. This may include the costs of:
  1. The ambulance ride
  2. ER visit
  3. Primary care physician follow-up appointments
  4. Chiropractic care
  5. Physical therapy
  6. Surgery
  7. Surgical aftercare

It can be confusing trying to figure out who is going to pay for all of the abovementioned expenses, how to submit the information for payment and how to figure out exactly what is owed.

That is why it is absolutely imperative that anyone injured in an accident caused by another person seek out the help of an experienced lawyer right away. An attorney can help you figure out exactly what happened and who is responsible for paying for it. For a free case evaluation, contact the attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC today by calling 800-637-8170 or by filling out the online form to the right. Call or click today.

You can also order a complimentary copy of our book, the Ohio Accident Book below, to learn about all of the steps that you need to take after a serious injury accident. 

 

 

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