In the event of a car accident, you may wonder what types of damages you can recover. The good news is that several damages can be awarded in a car accident case. Our Rockford personal injury attorneys discuss the types of damages available to you and how an experienced legal team can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
What Are Economic Damages?
Economic damages are damages that reimburse accident victims for their financial losses. This can include:
- medical bills,
- lost wages,
- property damage,
- and more.
If an accident victim is unable to work, they may also be able to recover future lost earnings.
What Are Non-Economic Damages?
Non-economic damages are designed to compensate accident victims for their non-financial losses. This can include:
- pain and suffering,
- emotional distress,
- loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
These damages can be more challenging to quantify than economic damages since they deal with more intangible losses. An experienced personal injury attorney will work to get you the compensation you deserve for your non-economic losses.
What Are Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages are designed to punish the at-fault party for their actions and discourage them from engaging in similar behavior in the future. Punitive damages are not available in every car accident case. Punitive damages can be recovered if the at-fault party acted with gross negligence or intentional misconduct. An example of such a case would be if the at-fault driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me Receive Compensation?
Having an experienced legal team on your side is crucial if you have been injured in a car accident. Insurance companies often try to lowball settlement offers. The seasoned attorneys at Reno & Zahm LLP have a wealth of experience handling car accident cases. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. We would be happy to review your case and answer any questions you may have.
Contact us today at (800) 639-1488 to schedule a consultation!