The damages you can recover after a car crash go beyond the economic losses. While medical bills and lost wages are important, other intangible losses deserve compensation too.
Non-economic damages are just as significant as they can have equally devastating effects on your life now and in the years ahead. Below are some non-economic damages you may be entitled to with your car accident claim.
Pain and suffering
Physical injuries can cause severe pain that lasts long after the accident. Whether it’s burns, broken bones or concussions, the discomfort you experience deserves compensation.
Traumatic incidents like car accidents can have a profound emotional impact. Discovering you’re permanently disfigured or paralyzed can be devastating. Emotional and mental issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and personality changes are valid reasons for seeking compensation.
Loss of consortium/companionship
Injuries can affect your ability to connect with loved ones as before. Whether it’s being unable to play with your children or experiencing challenges in your intimate relationships, the loss of these important aspects of your life should be accounted for.
Loss of enjoyment of life
When injuries or emotional distress prevent you from participating in activities you once enjoyed, it diminishes your quality of life. Compensation should reflect this loss, whether it’s being unable to pursue your favorite hobbies or engage in recreational activities.
Your life may never be the same if you sustain permanent injuries resulting in a disability, impairment or disfigurement. It can have a lasting impact on your life and affect your emotional and physical well-being. It is only fair that you receive compensation for that. Seek legal guidance to find out more about your options.