Today, we’re going to talk about what sort of damages you’re entitled to in a personal injury or car accident case. My name is Adam Hepburn and I’m a car accident attorney and one of the partners here at HHJ Trial Attorneys.
This is a really good question and is relatively simple. In a personal injury case, you are entitled to a category called “economic damages” and these damages we can think about as being definite or certain. That includes medical records for the future and for the past, lost wages and future lost wages, property damage. Any sort of expenses that you incurred as a result of the car accident those are economic damages.
Now the other category is called “non-economic damages” and these are the human factors. They’re a bit more difficult to quantify because it’s difficult to attach a value to the human experience. Quantifiable things in this type of category include pain, suffering, anxiety, fear, loss of companionship. All the things that we think about when it comes to the human life. Those are also compensable. They are more difficult to ascertain but they certainly are no less valuable and that’s why it’s really important to have a personal injury attorney to help you deal with those non-economic damages are as part of your personal injury case.
Get in touch with us today if you have any more questions.