After being injured in a car crash, one of your first questions may be how much your claim could be worth. You may wish to know if you’ll have the money to pay your medical bills and/or to cover expenses related to your injuries. You need to know if you can get compensation for the time you’ve missed from work and if you will be able to receive compensation for work that you’ll miss in the future.
The reality is that it’s hard to give you a specific number in terms of how much your claim could be worth, because all personal injury cases are different. You have a right to file a claim for various types of damages, such as:
- Medical bills in the past & in the future
- Pain & Mental Anguish in the past & in the future
- Physical Impairment in the past & in the future
- Lost wages in the past & in the future
It is difficult to say exactly how much your case will be worth, but you can start by collecting details about all of your actual financial losses.
The documents you need during your claim
If you have the right documents prepared, you can make your claim for compensation much more easily. Some of the documents that you might want to acquire include your medical records, medical bills, paystubs that show how much you should have earned at work, receipts for hotels or gas mileage if you had to travel for treatment and others.
Not all cases are the same. You deserve fair treatment
It’s important to realize that not all personal injury cases are the same, so you can’t rely on what others have walked away with in a settlement. It’s important to know your rights, to know your true losses and to be aware of what you’d like to seek out of the claim. Different factors will influence how much you could receive and the overall value of your case.