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What to Ask for in a Car Accident Settlement

If you were recently involved in a car accident, you may be wondering what your options are for recovering compensation for your damages. You likely know that filing a claim with the insurance company is one option, but do you know what to ask for in a car accident settlement?

Our team at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP understands that, in these cases, it’s crucial to get the right benefits. To help ensure you are provided all of the benefits you deserve, we’ve gone over some important factors to consider when building your case below.

Property Damage

If you sustained any property damage in the crash, such as damage to your vehicle, it shouldn’t be your responsibility to cover the cost of getting it fixed. You have the right to include any estimated expenses, as well as any expenses you might have already had, for repairing your damaged vehicle in your request for compensation.

Medical Costs

Car accidents can be very dangerous, and those who are involved in them often sustain serious physical injuries. Even something as seemingly small as a fender-bender can have a dramatic impact on your health and quality of life.

Should you have sustained any injuries, you should have a medical professional provide an estimate of what you’ll have to pay to maintain your health in the future. You should also include any costs you have already encountered for your healthcare, such as medications, ambulance fees, visits with your doctor, and hospital bills.

Lost Wages

If you did sustain injuries, you likely will have had to take some time off of work to recover or see your doctor. If you missed out on any wages because of this, you should have your attorney calculate the total and include it in your claim.

Also, if your injuries are expected to impact your ability to earn a living, you can get a professional estimation of how much this will cost you. You would then include the total estimate of the value of your loss of earning capacity in your claim.

Consult with a Car Accident Lawyer

Now that you know what to ask for in a car accident settlement, it’s time to begin building your claim so you can submit it to the insurance company in a timely manner. Our team at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP is highly experienced with cases like this, and we would be happy to provide you with the insight, guidance, and representation you need to get the benefits you deserve.

If you’re ready to begin building your claim, get in touch with our car accident lawyers today. We can be reached using the online contact form at the bottom of the page, or you can call our office directly at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462).

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