Rear-enders are some of the worst accidents that take place on the highways. This is because the driver who is rear ended does not expect the accident to take place. When taken by surprise, the victim doesn’t brace for the impact. All sorts of serious injuries could be the result. Medical bills start to pile up and a repair bill for the damaged vehicle is dispatched. Fortunately, if you can provide the evidence that proves who caused the rear-ender you may be able to get together enough evidence to file a successful PI claim.
Medical Bills After a Rear Ended Accident
One of the problems of a rear-end accident is that you have most likely been injured and when you end up in hospital all sorts of medical treatment costs start to add up. These costs include fees for the ambulance, scans and x-rays when you get to hospital, surgery if you have damaged your internal organs, blood tests and anesthesia before surgery. Once you are on the road to recovery, you will need to attend regular check-ups with your physician until you have fully recovered.
Property Damage Bills After a Rear Ended Accident
You cannot expect your vehicle to have got off lightly after a rear end accident. The damage done will partly depend on the speed of the vehicle that hit you from behind. If your vehicle was damaged badly it may be totaled which means you will need to replace your vehicle. You can include the full cost of a replacement vehicle in your PI claim as long as you have a written assessment of the damage done in the rear end accident.
How a PI Claim Can Help Pay Bills After a Rear Ended Accident
A PI claim provides the value of your medical bills, any loss in earnings and whatever it costs to repair or replace your vehicle. On top of that, you may be able to claim for pain and suffering if your injuries were so serious that it is difficult to return to normal life. In order to be eligible for a PI claim you will need to prove that the driver who rear ended your vehicle was acting negligently and this is what caused the accident. This can be backed up by written reports by eye witnesses, photos you have taken, the attending police officer’s report and surveillance camera footage if it is available.
Working With a Lawyer
Personal injury claims are never easy to win unless you have help from a PI lawyer. These professionals know how to negotiate the best settlement. If you try to do this on your own you may get your claim denied because you have not provided the evidence you need to back up your PI claim.