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Compensation you can get after a distracted driver hits you

On Behalf of | Aug 10, 2023 | personal injury

Distracted driving is a significant issue on the roads in Texas. Unfortunately, it is common to hear of accidents caused by drivers not paying full attention to the road. The Texas Department of Transportation reported that in 2022, one in six accidents on the road happened because of distracted driving.

If you find yourself a victim of such an accident, you may face physical injuries, emotional trauma and financial burdens. Knowing what types of compensation you can pursue becomes important in such a situation.

Medical expenses

If a distracted driver hits you, one of the main areas of compensation you can seek is for medical expenses. This includes the cost of ambulance services, hospital stays, surgeries, medication and any ongoing medical treatments or physical therapy you may need. You should keep all medical records and bills to provide evidence of the expenses.

Lost wages

When you are recovering from injuries, you may be unable to work for a period of time. You can seek compensation for the wages you have lost during this time. This may also extend to future earnings if your injuries prevent you from returning to your previous job or require you to work fewer hours.

Pain and suffering

The physical pain and emotional suffering you endure after an accident with a distracted driver is something you can also seek compensation for. This might include the pain of injuries, anxiety, depression or loss of enjoyment in activities you once loved. It can be more challenging to quantify, but it is essential to your recovery.

Property damage

Damage to your vehicle or other personal property is another area where you can seek compensation. You should document the damage with photographs and keep receipts for repairs or replacements.

Being the victim of a distracted driver in Texas can be a traumatic experience, but you have the right to seek compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered. By understanding the types of compensation available to you, you can take steps to alleviate some of the financial burdens. Focus on your recovery and gather the necessary documentation to support your claims.