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Car Accident Damages You Might Not Realize You Can Claim

Car Accident Damages You Might Not Realize You Can Claim

After a serious car accident, you may need help getting your basic needs met. You’re hurt and suffering, and you just want these unexpected expenses covered. 

But your car accident damages should cover all your needs and suffering, not just the most urgent ones. Because of this, you may need to speak with a car accident attorney about your suffering and what your claim is worth. You may be due compensation like the following. 

Pain and Suffering 

When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, it’s not just the economic, or financial, damages that impact your recovery. The mental and emotional toll of your injuries may impact you just as severely. 

Because of this, it’s important to think about the pain and suffering, or non-economic damages, you may be due. But these damages are also intangible, meaning they don’t have a dollar value in the same way the costs to repair your car will. 

Non-economic damages should cover the costs of your suffering that aren’t covered by the monetary value of your injuries or property damage. That includes pain, emotional distress, disfigurement, and other suffering. Talk to your lawyer if you believe you’re due compensation for this non-economic loss. 

Future Costs of Your Injuries 

The expenses you may have because of an accident don’t simply end after the accident. You may need months or years of treatment to regain your health or to regain as much of your health as possible. 

Because of this, you’ll also need to consider the future costs of your injuries. Because these costs haven’t happened yet, your lawyer can step in to help. They have the tools to calculate what your claim is worth now and what damages you may be due later. 

Punitive Damages 

While punitive damages can be difficult to seek, they may be available to you because of the details of your claim. Punitive damages are generally only offered to punish a wrongdoer for wanton, reckless, or malicious behavior. 

For example, you may have been struck by an aggressive driver, not because they weren’t paying attention to the road, but because they were trying to harm you. In these cases, the judge may award you damages to punish and deter reckless drivers from continuing to drive so carelessly. Talk to your lawyer if you think you may be due these damages. 

Call a Lawyer About Your Damages 

Seeking help after a car accident is an important first step. Without help from a lawyer, like those at AMA Law, it’s easy to make a mistake or seek out compensation that doesn’t cover all the damages you may be able to claim. 

Luckily, we’re here to help. Starting with our free consultation, we can guide you through what you’re owed and how we can seek out those damages for you. When you’re ready to work with an attorney, reach out by calling 405-708-7789 or by visiting our website to learn more.

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