After a car accident, you may be eligible for certain types of compensation. Commonly, if the other driver is at fault, you might be paid for your medical expenses, lost wages, wrecked vehicle, and pain and suffering. However, that may be only the beginning of what you can be reimbursed for in some cases. Read on to find out more.
Some Uncommon Forms of Damage
The other driver's insurer should compensate you for the ways the accident negatively affected you. However, the below forms of damage may not be commonly paid. That does not mean you are not entitled to them, however. Speak to your personal injury lawyer to find out more about the below uncommon forms of damage after your vehicle accident.
Facial injuries that also involve the mouth and teeth can occur when a victim is struck by an object or strikes an object during a crash. Losing teeth can cause problems with your other teeth and gums and the lost tooth must be replaced as soon as possible. Even though many medical insurance policies don't cover dental care, you could be entitled to dental implants or other methods of replacing lost teeth if you can show that you lost them because of the accident.
Physical and Chiropractic Therapy
Soft tissue injuries can occur when the body is strained in some way. Whiplash, for instance, is a common soft tissue injury that may not be visible but is very debilitating. You must seek medical treatment for your injuries and follow all orders. If you are ordered to obtain additional therapy, let your personal injury lawyer know and get the therapy you need.
If you had to be transported to a trauma unit, a helicopter may have been used to do so. Unfortunately, this type of ride can be very expensive, and some insurers balk at paying the cost. However, the first responders who evaluated the injuries carefully considered where victims should go to get the best care. If you have been turned down for air ambulance coverage, speak to a personal injury lawyer.
Mental Health Therapy
Accidents, even minor accidents, can be traumatic. Victims of careless drivers may suffer from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, mood disorders, and more. You will need the help of a mental health expert to help you recover from the trauma and get on with your life. Talk to your personal injury lawyer about how creating a journal can help you both therapeutically and with your case. You can be reimbursed for your counseling expenses, dental problems, soft tissue issues, and more.
Contact a law firm like Todd East Attorney at Law to learn more.