Can I seek compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, or loss of enjoyment of life?
The pain and suffering you experience after an auto accident can affect your ability to enjoy life, participate in the activities you once loved or return to work, and can impact many other aspects of your life. While these non-economic damages may not have a clear monetary value, these damages are crucial aspects of your recovery that deserve consideration when seeking compensation.
What Are Non-Economic Damages?
After a car accident you may be eligible to seek compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life as part of your personal injury claim. These types of damages are known as non-economic damages and are intended to address the intangible losses you experience due to the accident. While economic damages like medical bills and lost wages are easily quantifiable, non-economic damages focus on the physical and emotional toll the accident has taken on you.
Pain and Suffering
This refers to the physical and emotional distress caused by the injuries sustained in the accident. It encompasses the pain you endure due to your injuries, the discomfort of medical treatments, and the lasting effects on your quality of life.
Emotional distress damages are awarded for the psychological impact of the accident. This can include feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, and other emotional struggles that arise as a result of the traumatic event.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
This type of compensation accounts for the loss of ability to engage in activities you once enjoyed due to your injuries. It reflects the diminished quality of life you experience as a result of the accident’s impact on your physical capabilities and emotional well-being.
Can An Attorney Help Me Recover Damages After a Car Crash?
Seeking compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life can be a complex process, as these damages are not easily quantifiable. They often require skilled legal representation to ensure you receive a fair and just settlement. Car accident lawyers are well-versed in the legal procedures and strategies necessary to prove the extent of your non-economic damages. They can gather evidence such as medical records, expert testimony, and personal statements to build a strong case and present it convincingly to insurance companies or in court.
Contact Us Today
At Friedland & Associates, we understand the importance of addressing the full scope of damages you’ve suffered due to a car accident. Our experienced car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals in Florida, pursue compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. We offer free consultations to discuss your case, evaluate the extent of your damages, and provide you with personalized legal guidance. Contact us today to learn more.