What Am I Entitled to After a Car Accident?

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Tampa sees its fair share of car accidents, and if another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in one of them, you’re entitled to compensation for your related physical, financial, and emotional losses. It’s important to recognize, however, that bringing a successful car accident claim is a complex legal matter, and working closely with an experienced Tampa car accident attorney is always to your advantage.

Driver Negligence and Car Accidents

Driver negligence comes in a range of dangerous forms that include the following:

There is no shortage of driver negligence out there.

Your Legal Damages

The losses you experience as a result of another driver’s negligence can be immense and ensuring that your complete range of damages is well represented in your claim is critical to your ability to obtain just compensation. Your losses will fall into several basic categories, including property damage to your vehicle and its contents.

Medical Expenses

In the aftermath of a car accident, you’ll require medical care, but your need for medical treatments and procedures may not end there. The more serious your injuries, the more likely you are to require ongoing healthcare needs that are commonly associated with complications and secondary health concerns. Accepting a settlement prior to carefully assessing what to expect in terms of future medical needs can translate to shortchanging yourself.

Lost Income

While you’re recovering from the injuries you’ve sustained, you’ll likely miss work and experience lost earnings. If your ability to do your job is affected, the matter is that much more serious, and the same is true if your earning capacity or the trajectory of your career is altered. It’s important to note that losses related to a career can also bear emotional weight.

Emotional and Psychological Pain and Suffering

In addition to the economic losses you suffer, you may also face emotional consequences that are classified as noneconomic damages and that refer to your related pain and suffering. Many people who are injured in violent car accidents experience psychological consequences that are as disruptive as they are difficult to shake. Common examples include:

After a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to compensation that accurately reflects your complete losses and a practicing car accident lawyer can help you with that.

Call an Experienced Tampa Car Accident Attorney Today

Marc Matthews at Matthews Injury Law – proudly serving Tampa – is a formidable car accident attorney who will spare no effort in his focused pursuit of the compensation to which you’re entitled. For more information, contact us online or call 813-530-1000 today.