After a California car or truck crash, you can find yourself overwhelmed by a deluge of accident-related financial consequences like medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage, and other losses. Fortunately, if you were hurt or suffered damages in a crash you didn't cause, you can take legal action to seek compensation for a wide range of losses, including out-of-pocket expenses.
These are costs that, while reasonable, necessary, and resulting from the accident, don't quite fit into other categories of compensation. Examples of common out-of-pocket expenses include:
- Rental car costs
- Mileage reimbursement
- Property damage repair or replacement costs
- Parking costs
- Bus fare or rideshare service transportation expenses (if you're unable to drive)
- Household help
- Medically-necessary hotel costs (when out-of-town medical treatments require overnight stays)
- Medical equipment (such as crutches, wheelchairs, slings, and other devices)
- Over-the-counter medications
- Funeral and burial expenses
- And more
However, just like any other type of damages in a personal injury case, if you want to recover fair compensation for out-of-pocket expenses, you'll have to document them thoroughly and carefully. Save any and all receipts and other kinds of documentation for your out-of-pocket costs. If you can't locate receipts for some out-of-pocket purchases, an attorney may be able to help (by using a credit card statement to verify the charge, for example).
Let Us Help You Build a Strong Case for Damages
Not sure which out-of-pocket expenses are applicable in your California car or truck crash case—or how to appropriately document them? The highly-skilled accident attorneys at the Inland Empire Law Group can help. Let us investigate your case, and gather the essential evidence needed for you to recover fair damages. Contact us today at (888) 694-3529 or (909) 481-0100 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case with a member of our exceptional legal team.