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Assessing Damages: What to Consider After a Car Accident - Expert Advice from a Personal Injury Lawyer

Shay + Associates Law Firm personal injury lawyer in Springfield and Decatur, Illinois

On Monday evening of June 4, 2018 there was a collision between a 2005 GMC Envoy and a 2017 Ford Focus which caused three casualties. An article about the particulars can be viewed by clicking here ( After the accident, a 19-year-old female had to be airlifted to Memorial Hospital in Springfield for treatment.

The damages that are available after a car accident can be far more wide-ranging than many drivers may initially believe. There are the obvious things such as the damage to your car or medical bills, but damages can also include things like pain and suffering resulting from the accident and loss of income while you recover. The simplest way to think about the damages available to you after an auto accident are (1) physical damages and (2) other non-physical damages. Physical damage can include damage to your car or other assets as well as damage to your body. If you are hit by a driver who loses control, you may suffer serious damage to your vehicle, possibly even to the extent that the car is considered a total loss. This is known as property damage, and most car insurance policies will have limits for coverage of such property damage. Additionally, because many injuries do not resolve immediately after an accident, plaintiffs seeking to recover from bodily injury will typically be entitled to both the medical expenses they’ve already incurred and those they will reasonably incur in the future.

If you, or someone you know has been injured, we hope you will contact a competent personal injury lawyer for representation. Tim Shay has a great deal of experience in obtaining justice for victims in vehicle accidents. Please call Shay & Associates today at 217-523-5900 (Springfield) or 217-425-5900 (Decatur) if you require legal assistance regarding an auto accident or other injury.

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