After a car accident occurs, many people feel overwhelmed with the sudden, significant change in their lives. They may have injuries causing pain, medical bills creating financial stress, and be frustrated by an inability to get back to the life they lived.
Filing a claim for your losses is one of the most important steps you’ll take after a car accident. Don’t file a claim until you’ve spoken with your Nebraska car accident attorney. Your attorney will help you determine all the losses you’ve suffered.
From the ride to the hospital in an ambulance to the outpatient treatment you need, medical expenses are the largest loss for many people after a car accident. You may need to take into consideration medical losses such as:
- Emergency medical services provided after the incident
- Specialist appointments
- Ongoing procedures including surgeries and physical rehab
- Medication costs
- Long-term rehabilitation
- Hospital stay costs
You may have missed time at work due to the accident. This includes any initial accident-related hours missed, as well as losses related to seeking medical care. Some people are out of work for weeks or longer.
Also, some people suffer a loss of earning capacity. While you may be healed, you may no longer be able to complete the work you used to do. This may be due to new physical limitations or chronic pain resulting from the accident. Loss of potential earnings for years to come is a factor in many accidents.
Other Types of Losses After a Car Accident
Your attorney will guide you in determining what all of your losses are. They may also include:
- Vehicle damage and replacement costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of life in some cases
Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney for Guidance
With the aid of a personal injury attorney in Omaha, you can exhaust all avenues of losses you’ve suffered. This ensures you can file a claim for the fair compensation owed to you.
At the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO, our team is here to support you in determining what your losses are. Every case is different, but our dedication to providing superior insight and support never changes. Contact us now for a free consultation.