If you are injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, then you could be compensated for any damages that you had due to the accident. These damages could include:
* Medical expenses for injuries
* Damage to personal property, such as your car
* Lost wages during your recovery
* Other related expenses
The type of insurance that you and the other driver carry will determine who pays for expenses due to your injuries. If you have no-fault insurance, then your insurance carrier will pay for your medical bills. If you have traditional insurance, then you may need to sue the other driver to be compensated for your expenses. A car accident attorney can help determine who to file claims against.
Costs That Are Covered
There are certain expenses that should be paid for by either your insurance company if you have no-fault insurance or the other driver’s company. These expenses related to your injury include:
Ambulance, paramedic, and other emergency responder expenses
* Emergency room, hospitalization, medical imaging, and other tests
* All surgical-related costs
* Medications authorized by a doctor
* Medical devices and equipment usage
* Physical and/or occupational therapy
* Home health care costs
* Transportation costs to go to appointments
If your, or the other driver’s, insurance company balks at any of these costs, then a car accident attorney may need to take them to court to make sure that you are compensated for these expenses.
Other expenses that you should be compensated for include lost wages due to your recovery time and any follow-up appointments with doctors, repair or replacement costs of your car, and repair or replacement costs for other personal property involved in the accident.
Before agreeing to compensation for your injury-related expenses, contact a car accident attorney at the law offices of Alpern Schubert P.C. to help you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. You can also follow them on Google+ for more updates.