When you have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Generally, damages will only be awarded for actual losses you have suffered. This may include both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
Medical expenses may include all costs associated with treating your car accident injuries such as doctor’s visits, hospital expenses, emergency room costs, and rehabilitation costs. If you suffered a serious injury that will require ongoing medical treatments, you may be entitled to receive compensation for future medical expenses as well.
You may also be entitled to receive compensation for any property damaged during the car accident. If your vehicle requires repairs, the negligent driver will be held responsible.
If your car accident injuries cause you to miss time from work, you can also receive compensation for your lost wages. If you can demonstrate that your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a living in the future as well, you may be able to receive compensation for lost future earning capacity.
Non-economic damages in a car accident claim consist of things for which you cannot place a monetary value on. These may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
The negligent driver’s insurance company will work hard to limit the amount of money they must pay as part of your settlement. In order to ensure that you maximize the value of your claim, you will need to work with an experienced car accident lawyer.
With more than 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of Atlanta car accident victims, Laurie Robbins can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. She will fight aggressively every step of the way to make sure the insurance company cannot take advantage of you in your time of need.
Please contact Robbins & Associates today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in the Atlanta, Georgia area.