What Damages Can I Seek if I Was Paralyzed in a Car Accident?

What Damages Can I Seek if I Was Paralyzed in a Car Accident?

A serious injury in a car accident can be costly. One that costs you a vital bodily function can become an overwhelming expense that makes it difficult for you to face life after your accident. 

You may have recently suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, and you were paralyzed from the point of injury down. Now, you’re suffering, and you need compensation. But what is the value of your damages, or the costs and suffering you endured because of the car accident? Get answers from an Anaheim car accident lawyer or a lawyer near you when you’re hurt and suffering. 

Economic Damages 

When you’ve suffered a paralyzing injury, you may feel overwhelmed by the costs of your injuries. A spinal cord injury is complex and delicate, making it difficult to treat without specialist care. Because a spinal cord injury is often permanent, you may be stuck dealing with these expenses for years or a lifetime after this accident. That gets expensive fast. 

Because these costs can be so overwhelming, be sure you speak with a lawyer about your injuries. Your attorney can calculate the costs of your injuries, lost wages, and other expenses caused by the accident. 

Non-Economic Damages 

Non-economic damages cover the intangible costs of an injury. The emotional and mental toll that paralysis takes can be immense. You may no longer be able to do things you once loved, you may have suffered plenty of physical pain because of the accident, and you may have suffered emotional trauma from the accident. 

These damages are more complex because they don’t have a set value like your hospital bills. You may instead need the specialized tools your lawyer can provide to determine what your non-economic damages are worth. 

Punitive Damages 

When you’re hurt so severely in an accident, it may be because someone was acting recklessly, or because they intended to harm you. In these cases, you may be due more than your compensatory damages (the combination of your economic and non-economic damages). You may also seek compensation that is used to punish and deter the wrongdoer from hurting others again. 

Punitive damages are awarded when the at-fault party acts recklessly and with plain disregard for the health and safety of others. While these damages are difficult to seek, your lawyer can help you take the right steps if you’re in need. 

Connect with a Car Accident Lawyer 

When you’re hurt in a car accident, the damages you seek are supposed to help you live your life after the accident you suffered. Unfortunately, you may not have the tools you need for your claim, and you may have no idea what your claim is worth. 

Here’s the good news—your lawyer does have the tools to help you determine what your claim is worth and what you need to do to get fairly compensated. You can even get started with a free consultation before you get started on your car accident claim. Reach out to the lawyers at Kohan & Bablove LLP by calling 1-844-404-2400 or by visiting us online. 

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