Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney for a Car Accident Claim?

Car Accidents Dan - March 24, 2021
Fort Wayne Car Accident Lawyer

If another driver leaves you injured in a car accident, having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side is a good way to seek full compensation for your losses so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.


If another driver’s negligence causes you to be injured, you are very likely facing a difficult road toward recovery ahead. Obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled represents a critical step forward, but doing so can be exceptionally complicated. While you are not required to have a personal injury attorney in your corner, working closely with an experienced personal injury attorney greatly improves your chances of obtaining just compensation for your full range of physical, financial, and emotional damages. 

Your Damages

The losses you experience as a result of the other driver’s negligence are your legal damages, and they are typically grouped into three distinct categories (in addition to property damage to your vehicle and other belongings). 

Your Medical Costs

The medical expenses associated with a serious accident can be overwhelming. Even relatively minor accidents can lead to significant medical costs. If you suffer an injury that leads to secondary health concerns or that requires ongoing care, it can be difficult to calculate what your full range of medical expenses will be without the experienced counsel of a personal injury attorney on your side. Common medical costs include:


  • Emergency care and transportation
  • Surgery and hospitalization
  • Care and treatment from doctors and medical specialists
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ongoing care
  • Prescription medications
  • Home health care
  • Adaptive physical devices


Accurately compiling your medical expenses (now and as a projection into the future) is a critical step in your personal injury claim.

Your Lost Wages

While you recuperate and heal from the injuries you’ve sustained, you will probably experience lost hours on the job and accompanying lost earnings. This is difficult enough – especially as you watch your medical costs pile up – but if your ability to do your job and grow your career is affected, you could face lost earnings into your future. If your career is affected, there can also be an emotional component to your loss (due to how closely we tend to associate our sense of self with our careers). 

Your Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering represents a different kind of damage because it is difficult to equate with a cost, but the loss is very real. The physical and emotional pain and suffering that often accompanies car accidents can be a very difficult obstacle to overcome. Such damages can manifest in all of the following emotional consequences:


  • Nightmares and flashbacks related to the accident
  • Fear of getting back behind the wheel
  • Abrupt mood swings
  • Increased irritability
  • Increased anxiety
  • Bouts of depression
  • Emotional changes


These emotional effects often impact many aspects of your life, including your professional success and personal relationships.

A Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

If you’ve been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, the accomplished personal injury attorneys at Blackburn & Green are committed to skillfully advocating for compensation that addresses your damages fairly. To learn more about how we can help you, please don’t wait to contact us online or call us at 1-800-444-1112 today.

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