Pursuing damages is one of the most important things you can do after a serious car crash. After all, you may need to cover medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. Many accept the insurance company’s initial offer, hoping to move forward as quickly as possible, but doing so may deprive them of the full damages they’re entitled to under the law.
At Maring Williams Law Office, our job is to help you understand your rights as an injured person and advocate for you. We want you to recognize the different types of damages available after a crash so you can make a full recovery and move forward with confidence. Here’s how it works.
Compensation for Economic Damages
Economic damages are available for injuries and property damage resulting in direct financial loss. Your financial losses have exact valuations based on your expenses.
After a car crash, be sure to collect your receipts for medical care, ongoing care, prescription medication, vehicle repairs, and lost income. Combining these numbers and examining other factors can determine the exact amount of damages you are entitled to.
Compensation for Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages are those causing indirect monetary loss. These damages allow you to receive funds covering indirect harm, such as pain and suffering, mental trauma, and more. What most people don’t know is that non-economic damages may comprise a large portion of your recovery.
By pursuing compensation for non-economic damages, you can factor in how these indirect injuries will impact your long term wellbeing. Disfigurement, permanent cognitive deficits or impairment, or a PTSD diagnosis, can have major negative impacts on your life and can contribute to an award of non-economic damages.
If you or someone you love suffered serious injuries in a car crash, you may have a case. If you’d like to discuss the impact of your crash with an experienced car accident attorney, don’t hesitate to call upon Maring Williams Law Office. Our firm serves injured parties across North Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. Send us an email or call us today at (701) 402-6644 for a free consultation.