Recovering Economic Damages After a Car Accident

If you have been injured in a car accident, the last thing that you want to deal with on your own is an insurance company. Car accident injuries may be severe and overwhelming at times, and it’s important that you seek out an experienced attorney at Pallegar Law, P.A. to help you receive the damages you are entitled to. We want to make sure that you receive the medical care that you need while we make sure you are financially compensated for your injuries. Your knowledgeable Bradenton car accident attorney will deal with all the insurance companies involved in order to reach a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries.

What Kind of Damages am I Entitled to?

If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to two kinds of damages: economic and non-economic damages. These are considered compensatory damages—they will compensate you for the injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. Economic damages include lost wages, medical bills, vehicle repairs, miscellaneous medical costs, and compensation for future losses such as future wages or treatments. Lost wages are calculated based on earning capacity (i.e. future rather than past wages). These damages are evaluated based on age, health, and skills. If you are seriously injured at a younger age, your future wages may be taken into account. Things like employment benefits and pension may be also taken into account. Hiring a skilled Bradenton car accident attorney at Pallegar Law, P.A. will ensure that all of these factors are taken into account when determining your final settlement.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages come into play when there are serious injuries or loss of bodily function. They may be awarded if you have a permanent injury, permanent loss of a bodily function, or some kind of permanent disfigurement (i.e. scarring). Non-economic damages can take into account pain and distress (both physical and mental), disfigurement or disability, and even the loss of happiness or physical intimacy.

Wrongful Death Damages

If the victim of a motor vehicle accident dies as a result of the accident, their family may choose to seek damages as a result of a wrongful death. The state of Florida allows certain family members, including parents and spouses, to file a wrongful death lawsuit in these cases. Family members can seek both economic and non-economic damages in the case of wrongful death. Medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship are all factors that may be taken into account when awarding damages. The decedent’s estate may also be examined; future wages and potential earnings and accumulations are all values that have been lost in the accident and may be included in the total damages awarded.

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If you or someone you know was injured in a motor vehicle accident, call an experienced Bradenton car accident attorney at Pallegar Law, P.A. We will make sure you are justly compensated for your injuries while you get the medical attention you need. Call 941-893-5816 today for your free consultation.

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