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Can The Lawyer Help Me Recover Medical Expenses And Lost Wages?



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When you can’t go to work because you’re lying in a hospital bed recovering from the serious injuries you received in a car crash, the last thing you need is the stress and strain of financial worries. The question remains, however: how will you ever pay your quickly accumulating medical bills when you’re also losing wages every day you’re off work? Thankfully, the dedicated, experienced lawyers at Big Auto Accident Attorneys are here to help you answer that question by aggressively pursuing the compensation you deserve to receive from the party or parties responsible for your accident.


When you hire Big Auto Accident Attorneys to represent you in your lawsuit against the party or parties whose negligence or wrongdoing caused the accident that resulted in your injuries, you will be seeking at least three types of economic damages: medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. In addition, you likely will also seek noneconomic damages, such as for pain and suffering. Sometimes the circumstances surrounding the accident also allow you to seek punitive damages as well.

Economic Damages

Your economic damages consist of those things for which you receive bills or which require you to make out-of-pocket expenditures. Medical expenses, lost wages and property damage fall under this category.

Medical Expenses

Your medical expenses include everything associated with your hospital stay, such as the following:

They can likewise include the cost of an ambulance or life-flight transportation from the scene of your accident to the hospital.

Furthermore, your economic damages for medical expenses include not only your current medical expenses, but also those that you can reasonably expect to encounter in the future, such as:

If you need to modify your home to accommodate your continuing medical needs, these costs, too, are included in your medical expenses.

Lost Wages

As with your medical expenses, your lost wages, both currently and in the future, are part of your economic damages. If your injuries result in partial or total disability that prevents you from performing your pre-accident job, these damages compensate you for the reduced wages you receive in your new job or the complete loss of wages if you cannot work at all.

Property Damage

Whatever damage your vehicle sustains in your accident, you deserve to be compensated for it. You also deserve compensation for any personal property you lose, such as the custom stereo system in your vehicle or your laptop, tablet, smartphone or other personal property in your vehicle at the time of your accident that was damaged or destroyed,

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Your economic damages also include any out-of-pocket expenses you incur as a result of your accident, such as:

Finally, the replacement costs for whatever personal property you lost in the accident come under the subheading of your out-of-pocket expenses.

Noneconomic Damages

Unfortunately, some of your most grievous damages for which you deserve compensation are noneconomic in nature. These are the damages for which you receive no bills, but which are nevertheless real and continuing. Your noneconomic damages include all of the following:

In other words, noneconomic damages are meant to compensate you for your loss of enjoyment of your pre-accident life.

Punitive Damages

In rare cases, the circumstances surrounding your accident may allow you to claim punitive damages as well as economic and noneconomic damages. Unlike the latter two, which seek to compensate you for your actual losses, punitive damages seek to punish the party or parties responsible for your accident by adding an additional amount to your settlement or jury award.

For example, if a jury determines that the person whose vehicle crashed into yours was excessively speeding, driving while distracted or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, the jurors may well feel that such reckless and dangerous behavior calls for punitive damages.

Statute of Limitations

Keep in mind that the law allows you only a certain amount of time in which to file a claim against the party or parties responsible for your accident. Each state has its own law, called a statute of limitations, in this regard. Arizona’s statute of limitations, for example, gives you two years from the date of your accident in which to file such a lawsuit. Should you miss this all-important deadline, you likely will find that you can receive no compensation whatsoever.

It is therefore crucial that you contact Big Auto Accident Attorneys as soon as possible after your accident. The sooner you do, the sooner our lawyers can begin working on your case, starting with a detailed investigation of the circumstances surrounding your accident and a complete review of your medical records to date.

Why You Need Big Auto Accident Attorneys on Your Side

There is no doubt that accident cases can, and often do, become very complicated very quickly. You will therefore be glad to know that we are a nationwide network of personal injury law firms with whom our own team of experienced, dedicated lawyers act as co-counsel. As our slogan says, we know that “Big Injuries Need Big Results”, and that is exactly what we pledge to aggressively pursue on your behalf.

We practice only personal injury law as it applies to motor vehicle accidents. As such, we know all the federal and state laws regarding automobile, truck, motorcycle, bus, taxi and other specific types of accidents. We are also thoroughly familiar with each state’s statute of limitation setting forth the time and manner in which accident lawsuits must be filed. You may rest assured that our lawyers strictly adhere to all such laws, rules and regulations so you don’t miss any deadline that could result in your being left with no possibility of receiving compensation for your injuries and the economic and noneconomic damages they entail.

Just because we are a nationwide network of lawyers, however, never fear that we will treat you as just another number and case. We are as proud of our reputation for exemplary client services as we are of our reputation for aggressive, thorough and diligent pursuit of compensation for our injured clients. You can reach us at any hour of the day, night, weekends and holidays by phone, with someone always available to answer any questions you may have. We also provide you with our unique online client portal through which you can check the status of your case any time you wish to.

For all of these reasons and more, we urge you to contact Big Auto Accident Attorneys today by phone at 1-844-BIG-AUTO, or by filling out and submitting our convenient online contact form. Your initial consultation is free of both money and obligation, and we never charge you an attorneys’ fee unless and until we successfully resolve your case.