Car accident victims face a wide range of physical injuries that can prevent them from working and enjoying life. Many individuals think their only option after a car crash is to file a claim with the insurance company. However, insurers often overlook significant damages that are reimbursable.
A skilled attorney will recognize the many economic and non-economic damages that you should recover following a crash. Your lawyer can negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company and will help you recover the full damages you deserve in a lawsuit if necessary.
Contact our knowledgeable legal team to discuss the unique circumstances of your case and learn what compensation you are owed for your injuries. Call 225-263-6194 right away to schedule your free consultation and take the next step toward making a full financial recovery.
Economic damages include items that are easily calculable. They involve expenses that have cost you money, such as items for which you would have received a receipt.
Some economic damages our attorneys help victims collect following an accident include:
- Doctor’s visits
- Hospital charges
- Psychiatric care for symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety
- Surgical procedures
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment, such as a wheelchair
- Home improvements, such as making the home wheelchair accessible
- Lost time at work
- Lost vacation time
- Lost bonuses
- Lower income-earning ability
- Property damage
- Funeral costs
Insurance companies often ignore non-economic damages incurred in an accident. However, these injuries cost victims immensely. While non-economic damages include items that are difficult to assign a monetary value, they are equally important when recovering from severe injuries.
A successful car accident claim can recover such non-economic damages as:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement, such as burns and scars
- Loss of consortium if the victim was your spouse
- Emotional distress
- Mental trauma, including PTSD
- Catastrophic injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Contact our law firm immediately to fully understand the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
How Much Does Hiring a Car Accident Attorney Cost?
Many car accident victims feel confused and hopeless about how to seek justice and collect the compensation they need to move forward with their lives. Often, these individuals take the initial offer from the insurance company, only to find that the money does not cover the many expenses that arise from their injuries. Some people end up losing their jobs and even their homes.
Hiring a car accident attorney can prevent you from seeing such disastrous results for you and your family. The good news is that hiring a car accident attorney doesn’t cost anything unless you win your case. When you collect compensation in a successful lawsuit, you pay a small portion of your winnings to your personal injury lawyer.
Furthermore, our lawyers understand that we won’t get paid unless we win, so we will be completely honest in advising you on whether or not to bring a lawsuit. Our law office offers a free consultation to discuss the unique circumstances of your accident, so reach out to us today!
Should You Hire Our Personal Injury Attorneys?
Suing for damages can mean you collect far more than you could hope for from an insurance settlement. You may be able to recover compensation for future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income-earning ability, emotional distress, and more. Your attorney can also negotiate for a better settlement with the insurance company.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a car crash, you have our deepest sympathies. While recovering compensation cannot erase the pain of your loss or the suffering from your injuries, seeking economic and non-economic damages is an essential part of the healing process. It can protect your financial future and keep your family from losing everything if you can’t return to work.
At our law firm, we understand that every case is different. We promise to listen carefully to your story and leverage our 30 years of experience to get you the results you need. Please rely on our knowledge, skill, and dedication to help you recover financially from your injuries. Call today at 225-263-6194.