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Do I have a rightful claim to damages after a car accident?

A car accident can affect your life in many ways, and even a minor collision can result in expenses that continue to add up. It is particularly frustrating when you are suffering because of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, but you do not have to walk through the aftermath of an accident alone.

If your accident was not your fault, you could have a rightful claim to financial compensation. It is not always easy to identify liable parties and figure out if you have a rightful claim, but an experienced Michigan personal injury attorney can help. Your legal ally can also help you understand the specific type and amount of damages to which you have a rightful claim.

What could you claim due to your accident?

There are different types of damages you may be able to claim after a car accident: economic and non-economic. Non-economic damages relate to losses that may be intangible but still have a very serious and negative impact on your life. These may include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional duress
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of reputation
  • Potentially shortened lifespan
  • Disfigurement or impairment
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

A serious motor vehicle crash does more than just hurt you physically and financially; it can change your life in ways that you never thought possible. You can, however, also seek damages related to specific financial losses, which may include the following:

  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Damage to your vehicle
  • Losses related to personal property damage
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation or therapy needs

You should not have to suffer physically, emotionally or financially because of the negligent or reckless actions of another person. In the event that another person or party causes you harm, you would be wise to take quick action to better understand your rights and seek the restitution to which you may have a rightful claim.

The recovery you deserve

After a car accident, you may not know where to start or how to begin to seek the recovery you deserve. Thankfully, this is not a process you have to navigate on your own. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can understand your rights and fight for what you need to cover both your economic and non-economic losses.

The personal injury claims process can be daunting, but you can take the first step simply by reaching out to a legal professional for a complete evaluation of your case. 

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