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Car Accident Claims in O’Fallon, Illinois

Car Accident Claims 101

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After a car accident, you may come across a lot more problems than you anticipated after the initial collision. There’s a lot of other damages that may have happened, and before you know it, you might not even be compensated for it! Here are some claims you’ll want to make to make sure you are getting the best care after your car accident from somebody else roadway carelessness.

Property Damages

The damage done to your car should always be on the top of your to-do list. Make sure that the officer who arrived at the scene of your accident marks down all the damage that has been done. You’ll also want to get in touch with your automotive personnel to see what is needed to repair all the damage done to the vehicle.

Medical Expenses

Next on the list is your medical expenses. If your car accident caused you injuries, you may have medical expenses that need to be covered. All your injuries and medical expenses should be written down in order for you to receive good compensation for it.

Lost Wage

Let’s not forget that a car accident may require you to take a leave from work. This can result in a loss of wages because you cannot work due to certain injuries. To make this claim you’ll want to have a list of how many days you’ll be out of work from the medical professional, and information from your employer stating how much you make.

Pain And Suffering

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Pain and suffering is a real thing after a car accident. You may experience any form of trauma and you can be compensated for it as it is a part of your mental or physical health, depending on what is causing you the pain. Here are some examples of pain and suffering you may experience:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Financial Burden

Out Of Pocket Expenses

Lastly, you may have out-of-pocket expenses that you can make a claim on. To find out what out-of-pocket expenses are you can compare them to things you usually spend your money on. If these don’t qualify, as in, the cost is way too large than what you are used to spending, then they are most likely out-of-pocket expenses that you can also make a claim on.

Contact the Law Office of Don Carry Collins for more help today.

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