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What types of Damages may be Recovered after an Auto Accident?

Each day, many automobile accidents occur in the state of Florida. The impact can range from a mere annoyance and delay that is the result of a fender bender to major losses from a total wreck of the motor vehicles of one or more parties involved. The reality is that a motor vehicle collision could be devastating. If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should speak with an attorney as an injured party may be able to recover for any damages sustained.

Types of Recoverable Damages

Economic Damages

Economic damages are those damages a party suffers as a direct result of a motor vehicle accident. The purpose of allowing compensation for economic damages is to allow an injured party to be made whole – to be brought back to the financial position the individual was in prior to the accident.

In the event of another individual’s negligence, the injured party may recover compensation for any losses that actually occurred. Actual losses may include medical treatment and follow up expenses including costs incurred while at the emergency room, during follow up physical therapy, and damages sustained to the injured party’s automobile. A party may also be able to seek lost wages for employment that was missed as a result of an accident. In cases involving severe injury or a debilitating condition, a party may be able to state a claim for future loss wages.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are damages that are intangible. This makes it more difficult to determine the amount of compensation that should be awarded. Non-economic damages consist of compensation awarded by the court for additional harm caused as a direct result of an automobile accident. Non-economic damages may include compensation for permanent disfigurement and loss of intimate relations.

Speak with Experienced Attorneys for Help with Your Case

In many instances, individuals who are injured in an automobile accident remain in shock and have difficulty moving forward after the wreck. The first few weeks after an auto accident are hectic as there are added responsibilities in addition to your day to day obligations. For many, these added responsibilities include doctor’s appointments, follow up telephone calls, and unnecessary added stress.

The attorneys at the Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. want to take the stress away from you. Our skilled Port St. Lucie attorneys are available to handle your automobile accident claim. During an initial consultation, we will gather as much information from you as possible and determine the best course of action that meets your needs. For specific legal advice regarding your matter, contact us today and let us provide you with a consultation to discuss your case.

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