What to Ask for in a Car Accident Settlement
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Being injured in a collision can have devastating effects on your life. Determining what to ask for in a car accident settlement can be a daunting undertaking. The capable attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates have years of experience calculating the true value of victims’ claims. We’ll work hard to make sure you don’t walk away with less than you deserve.
The most impactful aspect of a crash to most victims is the financial damage done by a severe injury. Medical costs in the United States are astronomically high, and when you are unable to work due to your injuries, you’ll probably have bills you are unable to pay.
Expenses related to money are classified as economic damages. This will be the first area we will examine when computing a reasonable compensation amount for you.
Apart from the complete costs of your medical care, including hospital bills, prescription medications, copays from your doctor visits, and any other medical costs associated with your injuries, we will also add your lost income and damages to your future earning potential to cover the total extent of your economic damages.
If you have endured pain and suffering or mental anguish as a result of your collision, you have suffered non-economic damages. These are non-financial ways in which your injuries have had an effect on your life.
You may also sue for loss of enjoyment of life if you are no longer able to do things you once enjoyed before the crash, and you can pursue compensation for loss of consortium if you’re facing the inability enjoy companionship and love with your spouse.
When the party responsible for your crash has behaved particularly egregiously or with malice, we may be able to seek punitive damages, which are meant to punish the wrongdoer. These damages are often substantial because they’re meant to teach the liable party a lesson and protect others from experiencing the same trauma you’ve endured.
Injuries in a wreck can be catastrophic. When another individual or company was the cause of your crash, the at-fault party should be responsible for covering every cost that results from your injuries. But how do you know what to ask for in a car accident settlement?
If you need help seeking compensation from the negligent party, speak with a lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates who can build you a compelling personal injury claim. You can schedule a no-cost claim evaluation with us today by calling 1-800-404-9000 or filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.