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What kind of compensation can I get from a car accident?

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2022 | Personal Injury |

A car accident can quickly become very expensive for accident victims. When medical expenses are involved, a car accident can cost thousands of dollars or more. While pursuing a compensation claim, there are many forms of damages that you deserve compensation for. Understanding the full range of damages you may have experienced can help you maximize the compensation you earn for your injuries. There are three categories of compensation you can earn in a compensation claim, including:

Economic damages

These damages are the easiest for personal injury attorneys to add up, as they are any of the financial costs that come with an accident. Medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and physical and emotional therapy a just a few of the costs that can count as economic damages.

Non-economic damages

Some damages from an accident are not something that you can measure in dollars. An injury can cost a victim a lot of opportunities and life experiences that they should receive compensation for. When an injury keeps a victim from enjoying hobbies, sharing a dance with their child at their wedding, or even hurting their marriage’s quality, non-economic damages are meant to help compensate them for these losses.

Punitive damages

It is not enough for a liable party to pay for the expenses of their actions; they also need to receive punishment for the choices they made leading to the accident, which is where punitive damages come in. These damages act as a punishment toward the liable party and a sign of the consequences to others about that kind of reckless or negligent behavior.

Get the compensation you deserve

When your personal injury attorney is representing you in your personal injury claim to maximize the compensation you deserve in your claim, make sure they are accounting for all types of compensation. With so much at stake in your claim, you want to be sure you are not leaving any money on the table, and the help of an experienced attorney can help you do that.