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3 Tips to Calculate Damages Before Fighting a Car Accident Case in Court

Tim Miley
Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group
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A car accident victim is entitled to recover compensation for damages sustained as a result of the accident. Victims should make sure to calculate damages carefully before fighting the case in court.

Here are three tips to help calculate damages in a car accident claim:

  • Vehicle repair costs. Car accident victims need estimates of damage from a reputable automobile repair shop. Seeking another estimate may be necessary if it is suspected the insurance company's repair shop is not providing a fair estimate.
  • Medical treatment costs. In addition to current costs, victims always should include the cost of any long-term treatment and/or therapy that may be required in the future. Estimates should come from a registered medical practitioner only. A prognosis that will keep victims out of work for a long period of time should include the amount lost in wages in the damages claim.
  • Rental car costs. Alternate modes of transportation may be needed during the time a car is away for repairs. Victims may be compensated for the car rental fees during this period.

Calculating the car accident damages that are justly due to victims can be a very complex task, simply because so many dynamic factors are involved in the assessment. That is why many car accident victims seek the help of a personal injury attorney.

The Miley Legal Group Can Help

If you live in Clarksburg or nearby, get in touch with The Miley Legal Group to help estimate the value of damages before you take your case to court. Contact us today at (304) 931-4088 for a free consultation.

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