After a car crash, one of the most pressing concerns people may have is money. Their finances may be under pressure from the medical expenses, lost wages and other impacts of the collision.
Did you know that traffic collisions with deaths and injuries cost the United States over $75 billion annually? That’s just considering the cost of medical care and productivity losses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over 32,000 people die annually due to traffic crashes. Over two million are injured. With that in mind, you can see how high the costs must be for individuals. Those are people just like you, many who need financial support to pay for their care.
Should you pursue a personal injury claim after a crash?
After a crash, you may want to pursue a personal injury claim so long as you know that the other party was at fault or shares fault in the collision. If their actions led to you suffering an injury, then it may be possible to make a claim against their insurance and to collect the compensation you need to cover your financial losses.
You may want to ask for compensation for:
- Damage to your vehicle
- Your pain and suffering
- The cost of medical care
- Hospital-related travel costs
- Lost wages and other expenses
Making a claim gives you an opportunity to seek compensation that will help you focus on your recovery rather than financial statements. Our site has more information on when you may want to pursue a personal injury claim or begin looking into other legal options.