Being involved in a car accident can be physically and mentally traumatic. What follows can add a great deal of financial and mental stress to an already difficult experience. If you have been injured in a car accident, you are living with new pains, new restrictions on your everyday life, and potentially large medical bills that continue to add up. Do not face all of this on your own. The insurance companies will start hounding you soon after the accident. They are looking to undermine your right to full and fair monetary compensation for your losses. Attorney Michael LoGiudice stands up to these big insurance companies and will not be intimidated into accepting less than your claim is worth.
What Can I Be Compensated for After Sustaining a Car Accident Injury?
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of someone else, you have the legal right to seek recovery of your losses from them. This most often involves seeking compensation for your damages from the insurance company of the at-fault driver. Your damages are the losses you sustained, both presently and as they effect your future, as a direct result of the car accident.
Damages are divided into two main categories: economic and non-economic damages. Also referred to as “compensatory damages,” economic damages include:
These are all financial losses that can result from being injured in a car accident. They are easily quantifiable. Medical expenses will be based on your medical bills. Cost of future medical expenses will be estimated based on the cost of medical care recommended by your treating physician and the duration medical experts believe you will require future medical care. Loss of income will be supported by how much work you missed and your rate of pay. Loss of future earning ability will be based on whether or not you will need to accept a lower paying position to accommodate the injuries you sustained in the accident.
In addition to economic damages, you may also recover non-economic damages for things like physical pain and mental suffering. Non-economic damages are the legal systems attempt at providing monetary compensation for easing the pain and suffering that comes with losing things money cannot replace. Money cannot properly compensate you for the pain you experience as a result of your injuries. It cannot replace your ability to pursue a beloved sport or hobby that your new injuries now prevent you from doing. Money will never be able to erase the mental trauma that can be caused by being in a serious car accident. However, money is the only thing the courts can try to secure for you because you suffered through such things. Additionally, it is important to note, that New York is one of the states that has no limit on the amount of non-economic damages you can recover.
Fighting for Your Right to Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
Suffering car accident injuries is physically, mentally, and financially taxing. The law grants you the right as the victim of the negligent actions of another to seek monetary compensation for your losses. Attorney Michael LoGiudice is here to fight to enforce this right for you.