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3 Things You Might Not Realize You Can Claim In Your Personal Injury Case

by Jamie Nichols

Being injured in an accident can be frustrating. Not only are you stuck having to try to recover from your injuries, but you also have to deal with the insurance company to try to recover money lost from the accident. The whole process can be rather time-consuming and confusing. To make sure you don't end up losing out on money that you deserve, check out three items that you might not realize you can claim in your personal injury case.

Prescription costs.

Depending on the severity of the accident, your doctor might give you a few different prescriptions to help aid in the recovery process. While insurance might cover some of the costs, there is a chance that it won't cover everything and you will be stuck having to pay the difference out of your own pocket. If that is the case, you need to claim those costs as part of your personal injury claim. Keep your receipts and submit them to the insurance company to make sure you get the money you deserve and don't get stuck paying for your prescriptions on your own.


Many people overlook just how much time and gas they end up spending going to the doctor, pharmacy and therapist. All of those appointments can add up. Keep track of your mileage to and from the appointments and the dates you went. You can then turn all of that into the insurance company and get reimbursed for so much per mile. Different states and insurance companies have different mileage rates. Either way you look at it, the mileage can add up and so can the money in your pocketbook.

Lost wages.

Regardless of whether you were only off work for a couple weeks or if you are going to be off for six months, you deserve to get compensated for all the money you are going to lose from not being able to work like you should. While you might not be able to get compensated 100% for your lost wages, you can get a large portion of your money back. Your attorney can go over the specifics of it with you and help you get back on your feet again financially.

By going through the things above, you can make sure you get all of the money you deserve in your personal injury case. If you ever have any questions, discuss your concerns with your attorney, like those at Jacobs & Barney LLC and other firms.