Road rage is dangerous and causes many accidents every year, and if you were badly injured because of a head-on collision that someone else caused, you want a lawyer. If you were driving the speed limit down the road and another car tried to pass someone, entering your lane quickly and causing a crash, you shouldn't have to suffer because of their poor driving choices. You want to call a lawyer before talking with any insurance providers and before making any type of statement to the police. Here are some of the things to go over.
Severity of Your Injuries
You want to have all the details of your injuries ready for your lawyer. Your lawyer will take into consideration all of these things:
- Severity of injuries at the time of the accident
- Projected healing time
- Required surgeries or procedures
- Lifetime complications and permanent damage
- Future therapy, medical testing, and treatment
All of these things will cost money and put you through stress and strain. Your lawyer will outline every detail when compiling the settlement.
Damage to Your Car
Was the vehicle that you were driving a family vehicle or something that was used daily? If the vehicle was totalled, you will have to pay your deductible or, depending on the insurance you have, out of pocket to replace your car. This is another expense that will be added into the mix.
This accident has probably caused more than the just the pain of the injuries, as you try to heal at the hospital or at home. It also may have caused the following concerns:
- Psychological anguish
- Financial strains from loss of wages
- Costs for day care, if applicable
- Stress on your family
These are just some of the strains that you may have to go through, and you deserve to be compensated for it all. Additionally, there may be specific strains on your family based on your lifestyle.
If you have been terribly injured because someone else was driving recklessly and their road rage has now turned your life upside down, don't take the money to fix your car from the insurance company. Talk with a lawyer, get all of your case compiled, and then go for a settlement that will accurately help you deal with all of the expenses that you now have, and that will help you move on with your life. For more information, talk to companies like Teresa P Williams.