What do you have to pay for after a car accident in Chicago? When asked this question, most people will first think of the damage to their vehicle; if it was totaled, they may need to replace it. However, they may be counting on insurance to pay for that, so they won't be too worried.
This attitude is exactly why you need to know about all of your financial obligations after a crash. There are other costs that may come about, such as:
-- Medical bills from the emergency response team and the initial treatment that you got if you were hurt.
-- Costs for various rehabilitation sessions if you still need professional assistance as your body heals.
-- The personal cost to you because of the pain and suffering that you were subjected to.
-- Lost wages and even lost future wages if the accident kept you out of your workplace or made it so that you can no longer pursue your chosen career.
Of course, it all depends on the severity of the accident and the injuries that you sustained, which are different for every crash, but this overview gives you a good idea of some of the costs that can come up. As you can see, the cost to have your car fixed -- if you have to pay anything at all -- may be the least of your problems.
Whether you have been in an accident already or not, it is a good idea to know what you could deal with in the aftermath. Perhaps a loved one has been hurt or even killed in an accident. Whatever the case, you may want to look at our fatal car accident page to learn more.