Auto Accident

3 Hidden Expenses After Auto Accidents that Insurance Companies Don’t Consider

Some auto accident victims may think that hiring a lawyer after their crash is unnecessary if the other driver’s insurance company offers them a settlement right away. After all, that means they don’t have to pay a lawyer or even wait to get money. But in many cases, those victims quickly find out that their settlements aren’t enough to cover all of their expenses—some of which may be “hidden” and not discovered until weeks, months, or even years later.

  1. Prolonged medical bills—While some auto accident victims make relatively quick recoveries, many are left with lasting damage. They may become partially disabled and need to undergo physical rehabilitation for years, which can be extremely expensive.
  2. Career setbacks—When you miss weeks, months, or even years of work, you don’t just miss the paychecks you would have earned during that time. You also miss promotions, bonuses, and health insurance, and more. These costs should be considered in settlements.
  3. Loss of enjoyment of life—Pain and suffering doesn’t always take into account all the ways that an accident affects a victim. Disabled victims may not be in significant pain, but they may be unable to do the things they once loved, such as hobbies and spending time with family.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke auto accident lawyers don’t overlook any of the costs of a crash. In fact, we dig deep to find ways that our clients were affected by their crashes that they haven’t even experienced yet. It’s our goal to ensure they are financially compensated for what they’ve gone through. Contact us today for a free consultation if you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident.