Claiming Non-Economic Damages After a Car Accident
After a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you should strongly consider pursuing a legal claim, especially if you sustained injuries as a result. That way, you may be able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering or other losses. A Raleigh car accident attorney from Nagle & Associates, P.A., will fight for your right to compensation.
Do Not Accept the First Offer
Many people do not realize the amount of compensation they are eligible for simply by filing a legal claim. Most people will accept the lowball offer that insurance adjusters give. When this happens, they lose their rightful compensation for their damages which can go well beyond medical bills and involve non-economic damages. The payment amount can also include damages that are not monetary. The following points spell out everything you need to know.
What Are Non-Economic Damages?
Medical bills, loss of income, therapy costs, property damages, and other benefits are the typical compensation received in a personal injury claim, otherwise known as economic damages. In other such cases, though, victims may be entitled to non-economic damages or those that significantly impact the quality of life and mental health.
Non-economic damages often include the following:
- Emotional anguish
- Reputational damage
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Loss of consortium
Further Examples of Non-Economic Damages
Generally, catastrophic injuries amplify non-economic damages, leading to a loss of joy in life. The victim may not enjoy activities that previously brought joy and fulfillment.
For example, a victim suffering from non-economic damages may no longer be able to walk, play sports, or perform other forms of physical activity due to the accident. Since there is a financial aspect and hard evidence, it can be challenging for the court to assign a monetary value to non-economic damages.
Pursuing Non-Economic Damages
A jury in a claim subjectively assesses Non-economic damages. The two most common option methods are per diem and the multiplier method. Per diem uses a dollar amount for every day you live with pain and suffering, while the multiplier method is based on a multiple of your medical and lost income compensation.
The actual amount of compensation you receive depends on a few different factors. This includes the severity of your injuries and their impact on your quality of life, the amount of pain, and more.
This is why it is crucial to hire an experienced and well-versed personal injury lawyer to pursue your non-economic damages. Nagle & Associates, P.A., are ready for you when you contact us. Our attorneys gather evidence to support your case and place a dollar value on your pain.
Schedule a Consultation After a Car Accident
Should you ever find yourself or someone you love the victim of an accident and are looking to pursue economic and non-economic damages for injuries, call Nagle & Associates, P.A., today. Our firm is based in North Carolina and will help you place a dollar amount on your injuries sustained in the accident while obtaining your rightful compensation for all your damages.
If you need help now and are interested, call us today to schedule a free consultation. Not only do we evaluate your claim, but we assign the best-suited attorney to your case and support you every step of the way. Call our office at (866) 631-2228 today.