A severe car accident can cause devastating injuries and other damages. When another driver or party causes a collision, they should be held liable in court and required to pay the injured person compensation for damages. Economic and non-economic damages can be claimed as part of a motor vehicle accident case in Burlington.
Drew Palcsik, a seasoned car accident lawyer will build a case to recover compensation for all of your injuries and damages. Reach out to discuss the various types of recoverable damages after a Burlington car accident.
What Are Economic Damages?
Injured people are entitled to be compensated for all of the economic losses they sustained due to the car accident. Economic damages are part of the greater category of damages that one can recover as a result of another person’s negligent or careless driving. Economic damages can include different kinds of monetary losses, including medical expenses, which include any monies paid by the insurance company or the individual personally for medical care for injuries related to the collision.
Economic loss also includes money for lost wages or lost opportunity to earn an income. Another category of damages is out-of-pocket expenses for things such as transportation, medical care, someone to take care of your house or property, or someone to shop for you.
What Are Non-Economic Damages?
Non-economic damages refer to the harms and losses that have been suffered as a result of an individual’s injuries. This includes an appraisal of the physical, emotional, and psychological suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, inability to do things that you would normally love to do.
Ultimately, it is for a jury to decide the value of non-economic damages. However, prior to a jury verdict, the parties are free to negotiate the value of the claim.
What Are Punitive Damages?
Punitive damage cases do not exist on their own. Punitive damages are damages that are not intended to compensate the person who was harmed but instead intended to punish the person whose conduct caused the injury as a way of deterring that kind of conduct in the future. When determining the amount of punitive damages, a jury may consider the character and standing of the wrongdoer defendant, his or her financial status, and the degree of malice in his or her acts. Each of those categories are how a jury will be instructed to evaluate whether or not punitive damages is warranted in a case.
Drew Palcsik will calculate your losses and help prove the defendant’s actions caused your injuries. Drew will first need to prove the defendant’s underlying negligence and that the negligence caused you harm. He must prove each of the compensatory damage categories in order to make sure that you are fully compensated for the harms and losses suffered as a result of the negligent conduct.
How Drew Palcsik, a Car Accident Attorney Can Help
After a car accident, it is best to retain the services of a seasoned attorney. Drew Palcsik has the skills and tools available to help injured victims get the compensation they need. Drew has experience handling cases involving motor vehicles. As your lawyer, it is his job to develop the evidence for each of the categories of damages. Drew will prepare your claim, interview the witnesses, investigate, and develop the stories that will help prove the damages to present them to a jury at trial. Schedule a consultation today to learn about various types of recoverable damages after a Burlington car accident.