Compensation You May Be Entitled To Following A Motor Vehicle Accident
If a car collision, motorcycle crash or trucking accident has resulted in your injury or the death of a loved one, you may be able to pursue damages from the at-fault party in both Louisiana and Mississippi. In fact, you may be entitled to two different forms of damages: economic and noneconomic.
Economic Car Crash Damages: The Basics
Essentially, the goal of economic damages is to compensate car accident victims for their monetary losses. Also known as compensatory or special damages, economic damages can include compensation to cover your:
- Lost wages or salary
- Loss of earning capacity
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
What Are Noneconomic Damages?
Alternatively, noneconomic damages are meant to cover the victim’s nonfinancial losses. While nonmonetary losses are often more difficult to quantify, they may include compensation for:
- Pain and suffering: Damages for pain and suffering are awarded to compensate the victim for the actual physical pain he or she had to endure because of the auto accident. The amount of the damages awarded typically is based on the severity of the injuries and the amount of time the victim will likely suffer.
- Loss of consortium: In some cases, the victim’s surviving spouse may be able to seek damages for the loss of various marital benefits, such as the loss companionship, affection, sexual relations and comfort, among others.
- Mental anguish: These damages are designed to compensate a victim for embarrassment, fright, worry, grief, and other forms of emotional distress caused by the crash.
Questions? Need Help? Contact The Lucky Law Firm.
At The Lucky Law Firm, our ultimate goal is to get you the compensation you deserve, and we will use every legal option available to do so, including negotiation, settlement or trial. We understand that a serious accident can result in a serious financial hardship, so contact one of our lawyers today and learn how we can help you seek compensation after an accident.
You can reach us online, or call us at 225-963-5453 for your FREE consultation. Our attorneys help injury victims throughout Louisiana and southern Mississippi, including those in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.