What Damages Am I Due After a Car Accident?

When you’re hurt in a car accident, you may have trouble getting compensated for your suffering. You may be due compensation based on your damages, but what damages can you expect, and how do you determine them? 

If you’re struggling to get answers about your claim, your Manhattan car accident lawyer can help. Reach out for guidance on your claim when you’re hurt and struggling to recover the compensation you’re due. 

Economic Damages

When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, the costs of your medical bills can make it difficult to recover from your injuries. You may have suffered severe injuries, like brain trauma, spine injuries, and broken bones. 

But it’s not just your health that’s impacted—you may also face serious expenses besides your medical bills. Car repairs and lost wages can add up fast, making it difficult for you to recover from your injuries. 

Luckily, your lawyer can help you track the costs of these damages and add them up. They have the tools needed to travel and add up these damages. 

Non-Economic Damages 

But your damages may not be only tangible bills. You may have also suffered intangible pain and hardship, which can impact your recovery. For example, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following your injuries. 

Because these damages don’t have a set value like your economic damages, you may need help from your lawyer to determine what these damages are worth. Fortunately, your lawyer can help you determine what your claim is worth, using their specialized tools and information. 

Punitive Damages 

But your damages may not all be compensatory. If the at-fault party was dangerously reckless or intended to harm you, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. 

Let’s say another driver had road rage, and they forced you off the road. Because they intentionally caused your injuries, they may be expected to pay damages meant to punish them for their wrongdoing. 

Punitive damages aren’t easy to seek, and they may not be available for all claims. Because of this, you may need to discuss your options with a lawyer. They can determine whether you’re eligible for this type of compensation. They can also represent you in the courtroom if you’re hurt and seeking punitive damages in addition to your other damages. 

Connect with a Car Accident Lawyer About Your Claim’s Worth 

When you’re hurt in a serious accident, knowing what your compensation is worth can be tough. You may have trouble determining what damages you should seek, let alone what your claim is actually worth. 

Luckily, the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are here to help. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, your lawyer can help you calculate the damages you’ve suffered and get compensated fairly for your damages. We can even begin with a free consultation, where we can discuss what your claim is worth. When you’re ready, give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or visit us online for more information. 

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