What Car Accident Damages Can You Collect?

Following your auto accident you likely have suffered damages.  These are losses you sustained arising from the accident.  Insurance company settlements are intended to reimburse you for all losses you experienced.  These include both economic (medical bills; lost wages, etc.) and non-economic damages (pain and suffering).  Here are some typical damages that can result from a Massachusetts car accident.

what car accident damages can you collect?

Medical Bills

You can seek payment for any medical bills you incur following the accident.  You can also collect payment for any co- pays, as well as for any medical equipment you had to purchase due to the accident.

Lost Wages

You can seek payment for all lost wages you sustained. Regardless if you are salaried or hourly, part-time or full-time, you can collect payment for lost wages.

Property Damage

You can have your car fixed through your car insurance company if you have colission coverage. If you do not have collision, you can go through the at-fault driver’s insurance company for payment of property damage, whether or not the car was a total loss.

Pain and Suffering

These are non-economic losses that are sometimes called general damages.  These damages are intended to pay you for any personal injuries or mental distress the accident caused to you.

Boston Auto Accident Lawyer

If you have been involved in a car accident you likely have suffered some type of loss. It is important to keep in mind the need to hire qualified representation so you are adequately reimbursed and properly compensated for your damages.  Also, keep in mind the statute of limitations for Massachusetts auto accident claims is three years. Failure to follow this strict time requirement will forever bar you from collecting payment for your damages.

Call the Law Office of Christopher Earley today if you have questions about Massachusetts car accident damages.