Let’s say that you are involved in a car crash. You already know you are going to put in a claim for the damage to your car, but what about claiming injuries and such? We all hear about how people make massive claims for psychological damage and such, so it is possible to also call and get paid for more than just your car?
Can You Sue for Anything?
Whether the courts will actually hear your case is one matter, and if you win is another matter. Nevertheless, you should talk to a car accident injury attorney just to find out if you have a case at all. Even if you are not injured, you may be able to claim for something.
Getting Your Medical Bills Paid
Perhaps you were picked up by an ambulance, or maybe you were checked for broken bones or scanned, or maybe you even stayed in hospital overnight. If you were in an accident, then there is a good chance you can claim your medical bills either from the other driver’s insurance or from your own. This also includes if you were not injured and didn’t need treatment. If you were out of pocket for medical tests, transport, and such, then you can make a claim and will probably win.
Did the Accident Cause You to Lose Your Job?
There have been cases where people who were in accidents were not injured, but they lost their job because of the accident. Sometimes, they lose their job because their vehicle is out of action and the employer cannot keep them employed. Other times they lose their job because they are psychologically damaged by the crash and are unable to keep working, especially if their job involved having to drive a vehicle.
Was There Psychological Damage?
If you were not injured, or you were only injured slightly, it is very difficult to win a case by claiming you have physiological damage, but it is not unheard of. For example, on occasions where a psychiatrist has been able to prove trauma or post-traumatic stress disorders, then people have been able to claim and win their cases. Even in cases without the backing of a psychiatrist, people have been able to sue because of psychological damage. For example, if your car was hit by a truck and flipped down a hill onto a train track, you may have been able to get away without injury, but claiming you were psychologically damaged is fairly plausible.
Final Thoughts – When Other People Are Hurt
Perhaps try to explain to your car accident injury attorney that you were not hurt, but that you are traumatized by what you saw. This is especially plausible when other people were hurt either in your vehicle, or from the other vehicle, or perhaps pedestrians were hurt. It is hard for the courts to argue that you were traumatized when the other driver had to be scraped off the tarmac. If you would like to claim compensation after a vehicle accident, then get in touch with Belal Hamideh Law today.