When discussing the damages that result from a
car accident, the medical implications are generally the most urgent. Your health is
the most important thing to focus on, and the aim of pursuing a case should
be recovering from your injuries.
However, car accidents impact nearly every aspect of a victim’s life,
and the financial repercussions of a collision include more than medical
bills. An expense that can result from a car accident is the added cost
of transportation — if the car is totaled or requires repairs after
an accident, a victim will need to rely on alternative forms of getting
around. Public transportation, rideshare services, or using a rental car
costs money, and is an expense that the victim would not have to pay if
they were not involved in the collision. Additionally, an injury victim
may need to travel more than usual to get to and from medical appointments,
a mechanic, or an attorney’s office.
If you were injured in a car accident and need to pay for an alternative
form of transportation, you may be wondering how you are going to afford
those costs. Car insurance should cover medical bills, but does insurance
coverage account for the peripheral costs that result from a collision?
Your coverage will depend on your insurance policy, but as an injury victim
you are entitled to coverage of all the damages you sustained in a car
accident. Your insurance company may attempt to avoid paying you the full
amount of benefits you are entitled to, and exclude the cost of transportation
from your settlement. At Gruenberg Kelly Della, our attorneys are prepared
to fight for your rights, and create a strategy for recovering the expenses
you are entitled to. We know how to take on insurance companies, and are
experienced in personal injury litigation if you need to pursue a case.
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