Suffering any type of injury can be a stressful experience with long-lasting impacts on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. However, when the injuries are caused by negligent actions of party, it can be even more traumatic for the victim. The physical pain and limitations of most serious personal injuries can be difficult to manage, but it is often the emotional and mental impact that can be most challenging.
If you suffered personal injuries in an accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you may be entitled to certain types of damages. An experienced Fresno personal injury attorney can help you get the full compensation you deserve.
What Are Non-Economic Damages?
There are generally two types of damages involved in personal injury claims – economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are actual financial damages that occur as a result of a defendant causing harm. Examples include medical bills, loss of income, and loss of future earning capacity.
Non-economic damages are those that cannot be substantiated with bills, invoices, or receipts. Accident-related injuries can often lead to feelings of helplessness, frustration and even anger. All of these are part of a claim for non-economic losses. The sense of control over our body can be lost after an injury and the loss can be very difficult to deal with. This can lead to different emotional and psychological issues, such as anxiety, stress, depression, anger, and PTSD. All these types of issues warrant compensation.
Calculating Non-Economic Damages
Unlike economic damages that are easily calculated based on receipts, invoices and bills, non-economic damages are generally harder to calculate. One way to calculate non-economic losses is to use the multiplier method. In using this method, your Fresno personal injury attorney will
Contact an Experienced Fresno Accident Attorney
If you or a loved has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.
The Stockton accident attorneys at the Srai Law Offices advocate for their clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and an aggressive approach. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call (209) 323-5558.