Material losses that you can include in your claim
September 21, 2023

Material losses that you can include in your claim


In addition to physical and emotional injuries, a personal injury accident can result in significant property losses. In these cases, you should remember that when filing your claim, you can include these types of damages to receive the compensation you deserve. Within the category of property damage, you could include:

1. Medical expenses: Includes all expenses that have arisen from your injuries, such as hospital bills, prescriptions, medications, rehabilitation, and medical equipment.

2. Lost wages: If your injury has caused you to be unable to report to work, you may include all wages that you were unable to collect during this time. Additionally, if your injury results in a permanent disability that prevents you from working for life or for an extended period of time, you may be able to seek compensation for lost wages in the future.

3. Property Damage: If your private property, such as your car, cell phone, among other items, was damaged in the accident, the cost of repairing or replacing it may also be included in your claim.

4. Transportation costs: Expenses related to transportation to any medical appointments or treatment related to your injury, including parking fees and public transportation costs, are recoverable.

5. Costs of a nurse or caregiver: If you need help with daily activities that you previously performed without a problem due to the severity of your injury, the cost of the salary that you will have to pay to a caregiver that you have to hire for your home may be included.

6. Expenses for medications or dressing materials: Expenses related to your injury are covered, such as medications, bandages, or medical supplies that you may have to purchase during your recovery.

7. Funeral costs: In cases of wrongful death, loved ones of the person who unfortunately lost their life can seek compensation for funeral and burial expenses.

8. Pain and Suffering: Finally, you deserve to receive compensation for all the emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident or the physical injuries that resulted from it.

It is essential to keep in mind that the specific types and limits of recoverable property losses may vary depending on how your case occurred and where the accident occurred. We recommend that you seek the support of a personal injury attorney who can help you determine what expenses you can include in your claim and support you in receiving the compensation and justice you deserve.