Understanding Compensatory Damages In Your Car Accident Case
When you call us, we will talk to you about the kind of damages you can hope to recover from the insurance company. One of these is ”compensatory damages.” What this means is that these are the damages that compensate for what was lost by you because of the accident. This encompasses all the “losses” you sustain- those that have a clear monetary value and those that don’t. For example, the laptop on the seat of your car has been damaged beyond repair in the accident and the damages may cover the price of a new laptop. Or if you sustained a fracture in the accident, the damages may cover the cost of medical treatment and rehab to regain full use of the broken limb. However, we go beyond the obvious. What about your pain and suffering? What about your emotional distress from the accident? What if you need to hire someone to help you with your medical care in your house? We will look at all your damages to try and make you whole.
We will look at all of the following when we research your Springfield car accident case:
- Medical treatment – covering what you have already spent and what you expect to pay to recover from the injuries arising from the car accident.
- Earnings loss – Covering the loss of income you bear because the accident has rendered you incapable of working for a specific period.
- Loss of property – Your luggage, clothing or any damages sustained to your property because of the accident. This could be the cost of repairing or replacing your car or the cost of replacing anything you owned that was damaged in the accident.
- Your physical/ emotional pain and suffering – Even though it is a challenge to place a monetary value on this, you can claim damages for pain and suffering, both physical and emotional. It is very common for car accident victims to feel intense emotional stress every time they get in a car after their accident.
All of this information is meant to show you that your car accident case is not an open and shut issue. There are numerous facets that must be considered by an experienced attorney in order to get you just compensation.
Contact The Pearce Law Firm today. Edith Pearce, and the attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm, are the attorneys for you. Please call us before you take any action on an offer from the insurance company. Our consultation is free and we only get paid if we secure you a settlement. You are a phone call away from having a nationally recognized law firm handling your case and working relentlessly on securing your best future.