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by Jeff Rasansky - November 20, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

In some cases, you may find that getting into a car wreck costs you in ways that you had not anticipated. Losing work can be financially devastating to a family. If you’re working with a Dallas car accident attorney, they’ll need you to give them an accurate assessment of how the accident has impacted your life. If you’re out of work due to the accident, this is certainly something that an auto accident attorney will want to calculate into the damages that you’re seeking.

Missed Days at Work

Losing your vehicle due to the wreck, of course, will be something that the attorney will add to the cost of the damages that you suffered as a result of the wreck. They’ll also need to include information about how much that’s made it difficult or even impossible for you to work. If it put you out of work for only a few days, they’ll still want to add that in. Be sure you make this part of your calculations when you’re determining how much the wreck cost you overall.

Medical Problems & Your Career

womanneckbrace2In the worst case scenario, you may not even be able to continue working in your field due to the wreck. If you’re a carpenter, for instance, a bad back that results from the wreck is going to compromise your ability to find gainful employment. If the other driver was negligent, this should be figured into what they’re responsible for as far as disrupting your life is concerned. Be sure your attorney takes this into account when they’re determining how much you should seek in damages.

Other Expenses

In some cases, the attorney may be far more thorough than you’d expected. For instance, if you are permanently out of work, you may need to seek retraining so that you can go on with your life and continue earning a living in another field. Your attorney will help you work out how this factors into your overall expenses. You should also tell them about any other work-related expenses that you’re sure you’re going to be facing as a result of the accident.

Good attorneys need to know how the accident is going to impact your life in every regard. To some extent, they need you to help them make that determination. Be sure you discuss all the different ways that you’re going to be affected by the wreck with them so that they can seek an appropriate amount.

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