What kind of damages should I be seeking in my Virginia accident case?

Don’t want to use an accident attorney to settle your accident case? Some cases may be successfully handled without a lawyer, thus avoiding attorney fees and ultimately increasing the amount of the award that goes to covering damages. 

For a simple accident case, consider the following expenses you may have incurred: 

  • medical bills resulting from treatment of your injuries;
  • special equipment you had to purchase for your recovery;
  • estimated costs of future medical needs (i.e. physical therapy); and
  • the estimates on repairs or replacement of your damaged vehicle or property. 

There are also several other types of potential expenses you could seek in a claim, such as travel expenses to get to doctor’s appointments or costs of hiring personal care support, like a house cleaner, if you can’t take care of basic household needs. 

Examples of losses you may experience include any pay you are losing if you are unable to work as you recover from injuries, or even the cost of classes missed if you are a student. 

Other damages that may be sought in an accident case include emotional damages, also known as “pain and suffering.” This loss does not have rigid parameters for payment and so it is best handled by an accident attorney. 

If you think you’re ready to handle your accident case on your own I encourage you to visit my website and download a FREE digital copy of my book, Get It Settled! The Accident Victim’s Guide to Settling Your Case Without Hiring a Lawyer. Of course, I won’t leave my clients hanging in the wind – if you think you really need an injury lawyer to help you settle your case, contact Ben Glass Law at our website, or give us a call at (703) 584-7277 and we’ll set up a consultation.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney