Miles And Miles: Keeping Up With Transportation-Related Damages
If you've been involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you have the right to be paid damages. The amount of those damages can vary from accident to accident. It's in your best interest to take a proactive approach when it comes to dealing with the monetary compensation, and the best way to do that is to know what you are owed and how to get it. Read on for an overview of damages to expect in general and some details about one particular type of accident-related damages, transportation costs.
What can you expect? For an overview of this damage category, you might want to add up all the ways the accident has affected your life. The at-fault driver's insurance carrier is responsible for paying you for more than just your car repairs or replacement, but you may have to seek legal action to get it. Here are a few of the more common damage categories that pay out with car wrecks where there was an injury:
- Medical expenses, both past and future
- Lost wages
- Auto replacement or repair
- Lost or damaged property
- Pain and suffering
Transportation-related expenses: Many people fail to notice or keep up with these types of expenses but they can add up. No part of your life or your budget should suffer because of another driver's careless actions so be sure you get organized and keep a file folder at the ready and a notebook with you at all times after the wreck to record expenses, appointments and more. The following situations all call for a notation in your notebook or other means if it is accident-related.
1. Each time you drive or are driven to any medical or mental health-related appointment. That includes doctor's visits, physical therapy, counseling, diagnostic procedures, pharmacy trips and more. Make a note of the mileage before and after, the reason, the time and the date.
2. Any trips to arrange for a rental car or to arrange for the repair or replacement of the vehicle that was damaged in the wreck.
3. All tolls and parking fees for any of the above.
4. Any public transportation costs including taxis and buses to take care of any of the above tasks.
5. The cost of a rental car if insurance does not cover it.
These expenses may seem minor but every penny counts in a lawsuit. Speak to a legal office like Baumgartner Law, LLC about your case today and keep good records of your accident-related expenses.