Your Trusted Monticello Car Accident Attorneys
After a Monticello car accident, you may feel like you are fighting an uphill battle. It is nearly impossible to be able to focus exclusively on your recovery. Medical bills will start to pile up, and you may have to deal with lost wages while you cannot work. Even worse, most insurance companies are intentionally difficult to deal with and not straightforward and likely working against you to reduce or deny your claim.
You don’t have to deal with the aftermath of a car accident alone. You have options if you have been injured in a Monticello car accident. Contact our experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorneys at Nelson Personal Injury, LLC, to learn more.
At Nelson Personal Injury, our goal is to help eliminate the stress of the aftermath of a car accident, and allow you to focus on your recovery. Our lawyers have decades of experience dealing with defense lawyers and insurance companies to make sure our clients receive the compensation they are entitled to. You do not have to worry about the cost of our legal services because we work on what is called a contingency fee. This means that unless we obtain a recovery for you, you will never be charged for our services on the case.
Types of Damages You Can Recover After a Monticello Car Accident
When you pursue a car accident claim, you are entitled to receive different types of damages depending on your situation. Some of the most common damages recoverable in these cases include the following:
Lost Wages, Earning Capacity, and Future Earnings
It is possible to recover all wages you lost due to your time in the hospital, at doctor’s appointments, and the time missed from work due to your accident related injuries.
Car accident related injuries can often reduce your ability to earn money in the future. If this happens, you can recover compensation for this future loss of earning capacity as well.
Past, Current, and Future Medical Costs
The timeline for treatment after your car accident often begins with ambulance transport and the emergency room visit. Unfortunately, this can be an expensive ride. However, medical expenses continue beyond the initial visit with follow up appointments, imaging, therapy, injections, and sometimes surgery. It is recommended that you follow all of your doctor’s recommendations as you treat your accident related injuries. The records and bills from these appointments and treatment will be the foundation of proving your damages with the insurance companies.
You can also receive compensation for projected future medical treatment that the doctors believe you are likely to incur. This is often necessary if you experience severe and permanent injuries that have a long-term or life-long impact.
Emotional Distress, Pain, and Suffering
There are situations where car accident related injuries can impact and affect your happiness, comfort, and enjoyment of life. Depending on the nature, extent, and permanency of your injuries, the effect on your life can be substantial. These damages can be difficult to put a value on. However, with the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can rest assured they will work to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement which takes this type of damage into account in negotiations and settlement.
Scarring and Disfigurement
Disfigurement and scars can result from lacerations or surgical procedures that occur as a result of a car accident. Scars are common causes of distress that can impact your self-esteem and how others perceive you professionally and socially. If this happens in your situation, the at-fault driver can be held financially responsible.
Funeral Expenses and Wrongful Death
If an automobile accident causes the loss of life, an individual appointed by the court as trustee of the heirs and next of kin of the decedent can file a lawsuit against the at-fault parties on behalf of all of the person’s heirs and next of kin. It is possible to file this lawsuit for up to three years after the person’s death. As part of a wrongful death claim, it is possible to recover medical expenses, funeral expenses, economic losses, and other pecuniary damages, such as loss of counsel, guidance, advice and protection.
Steps to Take After a Monticello Car Accident
After being involved in a Monticello car accident, it is important to take the right steps to make sure you are setting yourself up for success in the personal injury claim process. The most important thing to do is to make sure you seek appropriate medical care so that your injuries can be treated. Not only does this help protect your health and wellbeing, but it will also protect your potential claim for damages.
The steps to take after being involved in a Monticello car accident include the following:
- Get yourself, your passengers, and vehicle to safety, if possible;
- Check yourself, your passengers, and the people in the other vehicle for injuries;
- Contact the police;
- Exchange information with the other drivers or provide the information to the police;
- Gather contact information from witnesses;
- Take pictures of the accident scene;
- Get medical treatment immediately;
- Keep your documents together and organized; and
- Contact a personal injury attorney for assistance.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents Our Law Firm Handles
At Nelson Personal Injury, LLC, our attorneys handle many different types of motor vehicle accidents. Some of the cases we can help with include the following:
- Car accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Crosswalk and pedestrian accidents;
- Bicycle accidents; and
- Rideshare accidents.
Let Us Help You Recover the Compensation You Deserve
We understand that the aftermath of a car accident can be a difficult, confusing, and overwhelming time. Our legal team will help you with the aftermath of your accident to help reduce the stress you are dealing with so that you can focus on your recovery.
The first step is to contact our office and schedule a free initial consultation. We are here to help you in your time of need.