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What to Know About An Auto Accident Claim

What to Know About An Auto Accident Claim

An auto accident can bring life altering injuries and large medical bills. It can be a very traumatic time. The Law Office of Shannon G. Starr, LLC can help and has experience with auto accident cases.

Seek medical treatment as soon as you can after an accident. First and foremost, your health is most important. Also, if there is a gap in time between your accident and treatment of your injuries, the other side may try and say they are not related to the accident.

A personal injury claim has different types of damages. There are economic damages that are easy to calculate, including but not limited to hospital bills, physical therapy costs, and lost wages. However, there are also noneconomic damages that are harder to calculate, such as pain and suffering, permanent impairment, and loss of joy from doing a hobby. In addition, a variety of factors – including but not limited to circumstances of the accident, nature of the injuries, and state of the drivers, can influence the amount a case is worth.

Finally, Indiana is a fault state. That means the law takes into account who is at fault in determining what percentage of damages you should be financially responsible for. If you are less than 51 percent at fault for the accident, you can recover a portion (if not all) of your damages from the other side.

The Law Office of Shannon G. Starr, LLC handles auto accident cases. To learn more, or set up a consultation, contact Shannon at shannon@sgstarrlaw.com.

Disclaimer – The content of this article is intended to be general and informational in nature. It is advertising material and is not intended to be, nor is it, legal advice to or for any particular person, case or circumstance. Every situation is different and you should consult an attorney if you have any questions about your situation.

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