One advantage of filing a personal injury lawsuit after an accident is the ability to seek monetary compensation for harm caused by another party’s carelessness. In order to qualify for this assistance, you will need to provide a court with a valuation of your damages. Your economic and non-economic damages are added together by our team of personal injury lawyers to arrive at this figure.
However, what, exactly, are non-economic damages in a personal injury case? The theory behind non-economic damages is more abstract than the economic ones. During a preliminary case consultation, you and your attorney can examine whether or not your losses qualify as non-economic and, if so, how much they are worth. Discuss your case with an experienced Glen Falls motorcycle accident lawyer.
In other words, what do “noneconomic damages” entail?
The harm done by an accident that results in personal injury isn’t limited to the victim’s body. Negligence might have non-financial consequences, such as a racing heart, terrible dreams, and the anxiety of getting back on your feet.
In New York, victims of personal injury accidents are allowed to bring civil claims seeking compensation from those responsible for their injuries, including monetary and non-monetary damages. Personal injury cases frequently involve the following non-economic damages:
Suffering and agony
Personal injuries sustained in accidents hurt like hell. Accidents caused by another’s carelessness mean you can seek compensation for the suffering you’ve endured. You might ask for compensation for your emotional distress as part of your civil claim.
Explicitly Unjustified Loss of Life
If a loved one passes away as a result of injuries sustained in an accident, you have the legal right to seek financial restitution for your loss. There is the possibility of pursuing wrongful death compensation in addition to funeral costs from the responsible party. This payment is intended to make up for the pain of separation brought on by the death of a loved one and the companionship they provided.
The money you get for wrongful death is not meant to erase the pain of losing a loved one. Instead, it’s a metaphor for the company you no longer share and the financial aid you no longer receive. Consult a personal injury attorney if you have concerns about pursuing wrongful death compensation or if you would want additional information about how doing so may affect the value of your case.