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Five Types of Claims After an Auto Accident

Posted by John Hadden | Mar 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Auto accidents happen all the time here in the greater Atlanta region. With all of our busy highways and roads, it is not uncommon to pass a wreck or two on your daily commute to and from work. But what happens when you are the one who is involved in a car accident? Not only may you have suffered serious damage to your car, but you might have also been injured to the point where you will have to take time off from work to recuperate, and yet, the bills are going to just start stacking up.

The Hadden Law Firm is here to help. Hiring a professional attorney can mean the difference between having your costs compensated by the person who was at fault for the accident and being left hanging out to dry. Just because someone else caused your accident does not mean that you should have to pay for the expenses out of your own pocket. Here are five types of the most common claims after an Atlanta auto accident.

Property Damage

If you were driving on the freeway when your accident occurred, your vehicle probably suffered immense damage caused by the high speed and force of impact. It might even be totaled. If the accident was severe enough to have first-responders on the scene, a police report of the accident will go a long way to document the damage that was done to your vehicle. If your damage was more minor, such as a fender bender, you can still take pictures of the crumped fender at the scene with your smartphone. And in both cases, you should have a certified mechanic document what exactly it will cost to repair or replace your vehicle.

Medical Expenses

If you were hurt in an auto accident, your first priority should be to seek medical attention immediately. Be sure to save medical expense receipts such as the ambulance bill, emergency room or hospital bills, diagnostic services receipts, physical therapy bills, and prescription medication bills. Also, save any receipts related to having to rent crutches or a neck brace while you recover.

Lost Wages

After a serious auto accident, you may be ordered to take time off from work to fully recover from your injuries. Having a doctor's note or orders about how much time you will need to take time off will be crucial to proving that you deserve compensation for your lost wages. Even if you lose your job because you have to take a significant amount of time off, you will still have a claim over lost potential wages.

Pain and Suffering

You are entitled to be compensated for any pain and suffering caused after an accident. This includes anxiety, trauma, and loss of enjoyment of life. Keeping a personal injury diary after an accident will go a long way in documenting the extent of your injuries and what you had to go through to recover.

Other Expenses

Any miscellaneous costs related to the accident can also be addressed in a personal injury claim. This can include the cost of towing your car, transportation to and from your medical appointments, and the cost of parking at a medical facility, to name a few. If it can be proven that these costs would have not normally been part of your regular spending, you can be compensated for them.

Hadden Law Firm, Auto Accident Professional

If you have been injured in an accident here in the greater Atlanta area, you need an attorney who will work tirelessly to represent you and get you the compensation you deserve to cover all the expenses you are facing. Don't let someone else's negligence stick you will huge bills.  Call The Hadden Law firm at 404-939-4525 or fill out a contact form to get started on your case today.

About the Author

John Hadden

John D. Hadden is the owner and founder of the Hadden Law Firm. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, he is author of three respected treatises on Georgia litigation practice: Greens Georgia Law of Evidence, Georgia Law of Torts - Trial Preparation and Practice, and Georgia Magistrate Court...

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