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What damages can you claim for damage suffered in an accident?

| Jun 16, 2017 | Blog

If you were hurt in a car accident, you know how expensive it is to simply pursue a full recovery. From medical bills to damage done to your vehicle, one collision can leave you with expenses that impact virtually every area of your life. If your accident was not your fault but was the result of the actions of another person, you may have valid grounds to seek financial compensation for your pain, suffering and other losses. 

The amount that you may be able to recover depends largely on the individual details of your accident. If you believe that you have a valid claim to financial compensation after a personal injury incident, you would be wise to seek the opinion of a Florida attorney experienced in this specific area of law. 

What could I claim after an accident? 

Many accident victims do not realize that they could claim damages related to non-economic losses. While the specific financial losses can be great, the intangible effects of an accident can also be significant. Some of the non-economic damages that a person may seek to recover include:

  • Physical disfigurement and impairment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Potentially shortened lifespan
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of reputation
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional duress

Of course, you also have the right to seek specific economic damages after your accident as well. Some of these may include:

  • Damage to the vehicle
  • Lost wages from missing time at work
  • Cost of medical bills
  • Cost of rehabilitation and therapy

The amount you could claim through a personal injury claim depends on the circumstances of your case, but even if you are unsure of the strength of a potential claim, you always have the right to know your options and seek a positive outcome to your situation.

Your rights as an accident victim

It can be useful to seek a full understanding of your rights after a car accident, even if you are unsure if you have a valid claim. By reaching out for the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can better understand your legal options and your rights as an accident victim.

If you believe that you suffered due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you have the right to hold liable parties accountable and seek a full and fair recovery. The first step toward claiming rightful restitution is to seek a complete evaluation of your case as soon as possible after your accident.

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