What type of damages can I recover after a Raleigh car accident?

Immediately following your Raleigh car accident, you probably weren’t thinking about money (we hope not, anyway). You were seriously injured, dealing with intense pain, and focusing just on recovery. However, once the reality of your situation set in and your medical bills started to accumulate, you probably started to become concerned about how everything was going to be paid for. If the accident was not your fault, figuring out how to cover the costs of your accident should not be put on your shoulders…period.

Various damages may be available after a Raleigh car accident

If we are able to prove that the crash was not your fault, you may be entitled to a variety of damages that could include compensation for things like:

  • Medical expenses past, present, and future
  • Lost wages, including future lost wages
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life

If you are the family member of someone who was killed in an auto accident, you may also be entitled to recover any costs related to his or her death.

The key thing to remember is that damages don’t just cover what has already happened; they also include future expenses you may incur as the result of your injuries. This is one reason you need to seek the assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer before discussing the case with the insurance company.

The insurance adjuster may offer you a settlement that may sell your case far short of what it is truly worth.  A small settlement like this may cover most of your past expenses but that is about all. Often left out of the equation are things like future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering you may still have to endure.

Contact Raleigh’s Maurer Law for a completely free consultation and to learn about your options after your auto accident. Call today at 919-229-8359.