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What Damages Can You Recover After a Car Accident?

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.

Medical Expenses

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) 432-9341 or contact us online to schedule your initial case consultation.

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