If you’ve been injured in a car accident, then it’s likely that your medical expenses and damages are quite plentiful. These expenses, along with the injuries and potential losses, can make your future seem dim and hopeless, but thankfully, you can seek compensation with the aid of a lawyer. As the process unfolds, you may be wondering what to expect along the way. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can look forward to with your car accident settlement.
Where Can You Get Started?
The first thing that you should do following your car accident is seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, your injuries may be taking their time to present themselves fully. If you’re looking to file a personal injury case, then you’re going to need proof that your injures exist and that they were caused by the car accident. Part of providing that evidence is going to the doctor and diligently following up on your appointments. Otherwise, the insurance company’s lawyers may argue that your injuries really weren’t that bad and that you don’t deserve the maximum compensation.
What Kinds of Compensation Will I Get?
Compensation can cover several different avenues beyond medical expenses, though medical compensation is often one of the most important. Along with your medical expenses, your compensation may cover medical expenses that you will have in the future, property damage that occurred as a result of the accident, wages that you have lost or that you will lose, mental anguish, emotional suffering, and physical pain.
Car accidents can affect many different aspects of your life and when you’re seeking compensation, you should pursue as much as you can.
When Will I Get Paid?
Before you get paid, you will need to sign a release of liability. This release will relieve the driver and their insurance company for their liability for the accident. It is not advisable to do this until you are certain that you have received the maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. Work with your lawyer to determine the best course of action.
You will receive your compensation following the judgment of your case. Insurance companies are very aware of the penalties of not paying their settlement following judgment, so the money should come along quite promptly.
Ross W. Albers is Here to Help You
If you’re looking for compensation for your losses and injuries, then call on the aid of Ross W. Albers. We’ve handled plenty of Personal Injury Cases in Maryland and we would be happy to serve you as well. Contact us today for more information and to set up a free consultation for your case.