What to Ask for in a Car Accident Settlement
If you’ve been injured in a car collision, you likely want to file a claim for compensation against the liable party. Doing so could win you the compensation you desperately need to get by after your crash. But do you know what to ask for in a car accident settlement?
The qualified attorneys at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP want to make sure you maintain your quality of life and recover the compensation you deserve. Below, we’ve highlighted what damages should be covered in car accident settlements in California.
Immediate Economic Damages
To start, you and your attorney should calculate the total of your financial losses related to your crash. This will include costs for medical care, transportation to and from appointments, property damage expenses, and any wages you might have lost while you were in recovery.
These damages are considered economic damages. Reaching an accurate total will help set the minimum settlement amount you’re willing to accept from the insurance company or negligent party.
Another part of what you should ask for in your car settlement is the expected money you will lose over the years due to your crash. Your attorney can calculate this information based on analysis from medical care providers about the future estimated costs of treating your injuries, as well as how they will impact your ability to work.
Also, if the accident led to emotional or mental trauma, getting documents from a professional stating the extent of your injures can help prove pain and suffering as part of your settlement. In fact, your car crash settlement can account for any non-economic damages you have suffered, including reduced quality of life, scarring and disfigurement, and more.
Work with a Car Accident Attorney
If you’d like to know more about what to look for in a car accident settlement, Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP would be happy to assist you. We will help you determine the value of your claim and file successfully to recover the compensation you deserve.
To schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your crash, give our office a call directly at 1-844-404-2400 or fill out our online contact form below.