If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to
recover damages for the suffering you’ve experienced. These damages
can be either economic or non-economic. While economic damages aim to
recover the financial losses, non-economic damages are those that cannot
be pinned down to an exact price.
Some car accidents will result in minor injuries such as cuts, bruises,
and minor soreness. In severe cases, however, injuries can be as severe
as paralysis, and permanent disability – these types of injuries
will undoubtedly require continuous and long-term medical care.
Medical costs can include a broad range of services and treatments, including:
- In-home medical services
- Ambulance fees
- Physical or cognitive therapy
- Healthcare consultations
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is a legal term used to describe any mental anguish
or physical distress that is a direct result of the injuries you sustained
from the accident. Your eligibility to recover for pain and suffering
depends on the amount of pain you’ve experienced and are expected
to experience in the future. Pain and suffering can also cover any anxiety
associated with the accident.
Loss of Earning Capacity
If your injuries have completely diminished your ability to return to your
line of work, you can recover for your loss of earning capacity. Whether
the accident victim is awarded for loss of earning capacity depends on
his or her age, occupation, health, and life expectancy.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may have the right
to pursue compensation for the losses you’ve endured. At Scarzafava
& Basdekis, our
Oneonta car accident attorneys are often referred to as “Lawyers for the People.” We have
decades of legal experience to draw on, and we’re proud to be the
voice for those who need it most.
Get started with us today by calling (607) 229-1885 or contact us online to
schedule your initial case consultation.