When you have endured severe injuries in an auto wreck, you more than likely want to ensure that the person or persons who are to blame are held accountable. One way you can take legal action against them is by pursuing a personal injury claim.
If successful, this will allow you to recover a settlement for compensation from whoever is liable for causing your injuries. Below, we go into greater detail about how we calculate car accident settlements in Florida.
The first losses that will need to be calculated are your financial costs, also referred to as economic damages. These might include the expenses incurred due to your medical treatment and care, your property damages, and any loss of income and damage to your earning capacity, to name a few.
For the most part, economic losses are easier to quantify than non-economic losses, due in large part to the fact that they already have a monetary value. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, do not.
Non-economic damages consist of the losses you’ve endured that do not have anything to do with money. They include things like pain and suffering, lost quality of life, emotional distress, loss of companionship and love, loss of household services, and more.
As you can imagine, these losses often prove to be more challenging to quantify, as they will have varying effects of injury victims’ lives. How much would you expect to be compensated for your inability to play the piano, for example, when you once found joy in doing so? A Florida lawyer can help you determine the appropriate amount with special resources they have on hand.
If you have additional questions about how much you could be awarded for your damages after an auto wreck, contact a qualified Tampa car accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson. When you are ready to schedule your free consultation, you can give our office a call at 813-251-0072 or fill out the online contact form we have provided below.