I was in 5 accidents this year,2 hit and runs 1 rear end collision resulting in an injury to my daughters back, and 2 front end collisions, One accident resulted in a law suit against the company for defective tires, and the other one due to my car accelerating for no unknown reason resulting in a rear end collision. My car was totaled, can I claim lost wages from my job because I have missed a few days from work because of being sore and in pain from all these accidents. I did return to work 1 day, but was unable to go back. I am unsure of what to do because I can't afford to go to a doctor to obtain treatment.
Regardless of who is at fault, you would be entitled to No Fault benefits. No Fault benefits are provided by the insurance company of the vehicle you were in and can include medical expenses, lost wages (or a portion thereof) and various other benefits. If you need medical treatment, No Fault is the primary source I insurance coverage. However, you must file an application for No Fault benefits within 30 days of the accident. If you have additional questions, feel free to ask.
You are entitled to benefits based on the vehicle you were traveling in at the time of the accident regardless of fault. There are certain time frames applicable to notice to ensure you get benefits. I am available for a free consultation in my office or your home to discuss further.
You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. You can access my Legal Guides through my profile page.
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