Individuals who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident might be able to recover compensation for their damages so long as they can show that their injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver. Imposing liability, or showing fault, is the first part of a personal injury lawsuit. If you can succeed there, then the focus turns to your damages. But if you’re considering taking legal action after a car accident, then you’re probably wondering what, exactly, you can recover from your case. We hope this post will provided you with some insight.
Car accident victims can recover economic damages from a negligent driver if they are successful in imposing liability. These damages are those that can be calculated, such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages. While you certainly might be entitled to those incurred losses, you can also argue for your expected economic damages. This requires some additional calculations as well as evidence of your expected treatment moving forward, your career prospects, and how your injuries might affect your earnings capacity moving forward. Proving these anticipated losses may require some expert testimony.
Noneconomic damages are those that are more challenging to calculate because they have no objective price. Your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life are example of noneconomic damages. Although it might be difficult to put a price on your pain and suffering, you can get creative here in showing how your accident injuries have affected your life. Consider how you’re day-to-day life has changed, what you’ve had to do to cope wit your pain, and whether you’ve been unable to do the things you love during your recovery, like playing with your children.
Fight for what you deserve
A car accident can take a lot from you. As challenging as it can be to recover from car accident injuries, it can be even more difficult to do so without the financial resources that you need to get by. That’s why skilled personal injury attorneys like those at our firm stand ready to help you build the compelling case you need to maximize your chances of success. Hopefully then you can obtain the financial resources that you need to be stable and fully focus on your recovery and the life ahead of you.