If you have suffered injuries in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should pursue a legal claim to obtain compensation for your loss and sufferings.
Many people don’t realize the amount of compensation they are likely to obtain by filing a legal claim and simply accept the lowball offer given by insurance adjusters.
As a result, they lose their right to seeking rightful compensation for their suffering, which goes far beyond the medical bills—and even involved non-economic damages.
That’s right. The amount of compensation can also include damages that are not monetary in nature. Here’s everything you should know:
Non-economic damages—what’s that?
The typical compensation received in personal injury law includes medical bills, loss of income, therapy costs, property damage, and other benefits known as economic damages.
However, in many cases, a victim can be entitled to non-economic damages; which can have a huge impact on their quality of life as well as their mental health.
The non-economic damages may include but are not limited to, emotional anguish, reputational damage, disfigurement and scarring, loss of consortium, and more.
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A catastrophic injury can give rise to non-economic losses, which can lead to loss of joy in living. You may not be able to enjoy activities that you previously used to enjoy.
For instance, if you’re no longer able to walk due to the accident, you won’t be able to play sports, take a walk to relieve stress or perform several kinds of physical activities.
Due to a lack of financial aspect and hard evidence, it can become very tricky for the court to assign a monetary value to non-economic damages.
How To Pursue Non-Economic Damages After a Car Accident?
The non-economic damages are subjectively evaluated by the jury. Two common options are the “per-diem” method and the “multiplier” method.
The former uses a dollar amount for every day you had to live with pain, while the latter is based on a multiple of your medical and lost income compensation.
The amount of compensation will depend on multiple factors, including the severity of your injuries and their impact on your quality of life, the amount of pain and discomfort, and more.
It’s imperative to hire a competent personal injury lawyer to pursue non-economic damages.
Your attorney will gather evidence to substantiate your claim by placing a dollar value on your pain and suffering.
If you were the victim of an auto accident and are looking to pursue economic and non-economic damages for your injuries, get in touch with The Law Offices of Lisa Douglas.
Based in North Little Rock, AR; a legal firm that will help you put a dollar amount on your injuries and obtain rightful compensation for your pain and anguish.
If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation, call 501-798-0004 today!