A car accident can have a significant impact on your finances. You may spend time away from work to get the treatment you need to heal, causing your family to lose that income. You will need to pay to repair or replace possessions damaged in the crash. You may also face high medical costs, including long-term costs related to physical recovery or ongoing treatment. Our personal injury attorneys can assist you in recovering these economic damages.
However, the accident also had an impact on you in non-financial ways as well. These are referred to as non-economic damages. Non-economic damages include damages for “pain and suffering. Pain and suffering may include:
- Physical pain and suffering—The pain of your injuries can impact your quality of life. This is especially true if that pain will be a long-term or chronic condition. The court can award damages in recognition of the toll that this physical pain can take.
- Emotional pain and suffering—A crash can be stressful. Additional compensation can be awarded to address anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress and other distress after a crash.
The damage from your pain and suffering rarely involves an exact cost in the way that medical bills do. Our experienced attorney’s can assist you in presenting your pain and suffering damages to maximize your recover.