Even a minor car accident can be expensive for those who were involved in it. That is why personal injury claims are often made after just a fender-bender. If you or your loved one has been involved in a California car accident, considering the following expenses ahead of time can help you plan for upcoming bills.
Higher insurance premiums are bound to happen if you make a claim against your insurance company. In most cases, the higher premiums will represent an increase of 41 percent on average. Those who cause car accidents often lose their “good driver” standing with their insurance companies too, which means even higher premiums for these drivers.
The costs of car repairs will also be a possibility. Those who do not have collision or comprehensive insurance coverage will be on the hook if they were to blame for the crash. When considering the costs of car damage, also do not forget that you may need to rent a car while yours is being repaired, which represents further costs.
Finally, we come to one of the most costly expenses: medical care. Doctor visits, emergency room copays, continued medical therapies and rehabilitation services and other kinds of medical expenses can really add up — especially after a serious injury.
It is because of the costs above that Los Angeles car accident lawyers offer their services to car accident victims. By successfully pursuing a personal injury claim, some individuals may be able to recoup some or all of these costs from the person responsible for their crash.
Source: cheatsheet.com, “5 major expenses after getting in a minor car accident,” Megan Elliott, May. 07, 2015