Financial Consequences of a Car Accident

Every year, thousand of car accidents occur int he US, ranging from minor fender benders to those that result in devastating damage and loss of life. Even accidents that are not fatal can cause a host of unintended consequences. If you or your loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in the state of West Virginia, you need an experienced attorney who will represent your best interests. The attorneys at Colombo Law want to help you obtain the compensation you deserve after an unexpected loss. For a risk–free consultation, contact Colombo Law today.

There are many unanticipated consequences of a motor vehicle accident:

Medical Bills: When motor vehicle accidents occur, many individuals require some level of medical attention. Even when initial care is declined, unsuspecting victims often feel the effects of an accident and seek medical attention in the days or weeks following. More serious accidents lead to costly care, including one or more surgeries. This can financially devastate a family, as many Americans live from paycheck to paycheck. Although some health insurance companies pay all or part of a claim, there are many instances in which victims must pay copayments or other premiums out-of-pocket.

Lost Wages: In more severe car accidents, the injuries sustained limit or prohibit an injured party’s ability to complete the normal functions required at his or her job. This often leaves the victim without work on a temporary or permanent basis. When a car accident or incident impacts current and future lost wages, the injured party is likely to receive a higher personal injury award to account for the reduced earnings. An experienced personal injury attorney will seek the assistance of a medical care professional to ascertain the seriousness of the injury and the impact it has on future earnings.

Car Insurance: In some instances, the injured party is partially at fault for an accident. In these cases, the individual considered the “victim” for purposes of a personal injury claim, may still see an increase in their auto insurance policy premium. In some cases, the injured party may also see a cancellation of his or her policy. This is dependent on a variety of factors and the driver’s history.

About Colombo Law

Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Our attorneys are highly experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients.

Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance that is deserved.


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