Auto accidents can be absolutely devastating, as can the injuries they cause. A car accident and the ensuing injuries can damage your wellbeing and completely transform your life for the worse.
When pursuing an auto accident personal injury case, what you are attempting to do is to get financial compensation for the ways in which the accident and the ensuing injury negatively impacted your life.
Economic damages are ways in which the injury damaged your life that you can clearly financially calculate. They include damages like:
Medical Costs: Unfortunately, healthcare in this country is incredibly expensive. A serious accident can quickly rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, between doctor’s visits, hospital stays, medication costs, surgeries, physical therapy, mobility devices, caregiver fees, and other treatment-related costs. The combined costs from your medical care can be pursued as damages in a personal injury case.
Lost Wages: Many injuries impact a person’s ability to work and earn an income in various ways. This can range from temporary impairment and lost hours to permanent disability that takes the person out of the workforce for the rest of their life. You have a right to sue for all past lost wages as well as wages you would have had the potential to earn.