How Do I Know How Much My Case is Worth?
For many individuals, one of the thoughts they have after sustaining an injury as a result of negligence is how much their case may be worth moving forward. This is a common concern because injuries are often associated with medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Knowing the exact worth of a case can be difficult as all situations are different. Getting an exact idea requires speaking with a lawyer who will understand your situation. However, there are some things you should keep in mind regarding how the worth may be calculated.
What Type of Damages May Be Recovered?
In the world of personal injury law, there are multiple damages that may be awarded to the injured individual, depending on the circumstances of the injury and cause of the crash. These are typically economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.
Economic damages are those that refer to the monetary losses that an injured party may experience. For instance, if the car accident causes injuries and vehicle damage, economic damages may include medical expenses, lost wages from being unable to work, rehabilitation costs, property damage, and more.
Non-economic damages refer to those that do not have any monetary value related to the losses. There are no exact numbers associated with these. For instance, they may include damages for pain and suffering, trauma, loss of enjoyment in life, and other mental problems.
Punitive damages are only available in certain occasions. These types of damages are available to a plaintiff as a means of punishing, penalizing or deterring a defendant when their actions are caused by an aggravating circumstance. This often means that the negligence is intentional.
At Monge & Associates, we’re well aware of the potential issues that may exist when seeking damages for injuries caused by someone else’s negligent actions. We are committed to helping you seek the maximum compensation possible.
You can count on our Atlanta car accident attorneys to help explain your rights, guiding you throughout the entire process so you know what to expect next. We’re here to give you peace of mind every step of the way.
Contact us today at (800) 860-8021 to learn more.