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Recovering non-economic damages in a car accident

Anyone who has been involved in a car accident in the Cary area knows that car accidents do not just have economic repercussions. Many times, a car needs expensive work and there are medical expenses and lost wages for those involved in the accident. But, there can be other trauma as well.

Besides receiving compensation for economic damages in a car accident, a victim may receive compensation for non-economic damages. Specific economic damages include damage to the vehicle, lost wages and medical expenses. General damages encompass a range of things that may include pain and suffering, physical impairment, mental anguish, potential shortened lifespan, emotional distress, and loss of companionship. These pain and suffering injuries can be hard to evaluate, and a monetary award can be difficult to work out.

There are a number of ways courts can determine the amount of damage to be paid for pain and suffering for a car accident victim. These may include the severity of the injury and the time needed to recover from it, the location of any disfigurement, the potential for any ongoing consequences, and the state limits for damages.

A multiplier method may also be used to determine damage amounts. This is where the victim's total economic damages are multiplied by a certain factor. This can result in those that have more serious injuries to receive more damages than those that don't. An attorney who specializes in personal injury can help their client with their case and help them receive the compensation they deserve.

Source: FindLaw, "Car Accident Pain and Suffering Damages," accessed on Jan. 13, 2018

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