What to Know if You Lost Your Job Because of Auto Accident Injuries

22 November 2016
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If a car accident has caused you to lose your job, and you now have a ton of medical bills and no way to support yourself, there are a few things you want to take into consideration. An auto accident lawyer that works with injury cases on a regular basis can evaluate the evidence from the case and figure out your legal rights and options.

You should want to be compensated for more than just the accident, but for the inconvenience you have to deal with because you lost your job. Talk with your lawyer about the following things.

Injury Information

The type of injury that you suffered reflects what type of settlement you can expect. The following injuries could lead to a case:

  • Head, neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Permanent injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Required surgery or medical procedures
  • Years of therapy and recovery

The lawyer will look at your specific medical details as reported by a physician to see how bad your injuries are, if you will fully recover, and how long the recovery will take.

Responsible Party

There should be a police report of the accident, stating who was at fault for the accident. Your lawyer will have to see if the person who caused the accident had auto insurance, if they could pay the settlement if you took them to court, and what the likelihood is that you are going to sue them and win.

 They will have to get this information before you pursue, because you don't want to waste your time going after someone that isn't ever going to have the funds for the lawsuit, and that didn't have any type of auto insurance when they caused the accident that has left you without a job. You may have to go after the insurance provider and the individual.

Your lawyer will want to get you compensated for the medical bills that you are dealing with, the auto expenses you had to fix or replace your vehicle, for a rental car, mental stress, the loss of wages you're suffering from and more.

If you were in an auto accident and you now can't work because of the damage that was done and the medical injuries you're trying to heal from, you'll want to find an auto injury expert to work on your case. Start collecting all the information you have for your consultation, and get an estimate of how much the accident has cost you. To learn more, click here to continue reading.