California law has defined “damages” as the amount of money that can be awarded to compensate someone who has been harmed by another person’s wrongdoing or negligence. This is important to know, especially if you or someone you love has recently been injured in a Southern California car accident.
As you know, an auto accident can be serious. You can be left with high medical bills and little income to pay them. Seeking “damages” can help you tackle these tough situations.
Economic and Non-economic Damages
If you are in the process of or are considering seeking damages, you need to become familiar with economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include, but are not limited to, past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, lost earning capacity and damage to real property, to name a few.
Non-economic damages include physical pain, mental suffering, emotional distress and the loss of spousal and companionship services.
Recovering damages for pain and suffering is not a simple task. It is imperative that you obtain legal advice. An attorney can help you receive a fair settlement for your injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, you should contact an experienced Los Angeles car accident attorney at our office at (800) 989-6385.