Damages in Neck Injury Cases
If you have suffered a neck injury in a car, truck, motorcycle, bike, or other type of fall accident, you can be compensated financially for the expenses the injury caused you. Neck injuries can be very serious and have a significant impact on your ability to function normally in your daily life. You may have an extremely long recovery time if your neck injury is especially severe or requires expensive surgery. If this is the case, you are entitled to recovery financially for all of these harms, and a skilled Reseda neck injury lawyer can help you get this compensation.
In legal terms, financial recovery for the harm caused to you by another person is called damages. Under California Law, you can receive both economic and non-economic damages for your personal injury.Economic Damages
Economic damages are pretty simple to understand—these are damages awarded for any actual costs associated with your injury. If you sustain a neck injury in an accident you may incur costs for:
- Ambulance rides
- Hospital stays
- Surgery costs
- Physical therapy expenses
- Prescription medication costs
- Lost wages due to missing work
- Lost earning capacity if the injury prevents you from doing your work in the future
- Any other financial losses associated or caused by your injury
Non-economic damages can be a bit more difficult to determine because they are typically for things that are not easily quantifiable, meaning it is hard to put a price on these things. Still, it is important that you understand that you can still receive monetary compensation for these non-economic damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Missed activities
- Emotional pain
- Loss of enjoyment of your life
When people think of bringing a personal injury claim, many believe they can only recovery for the cost of their physical injuries. However, involvement in an accident that results in an injury, especially a serious neck injury, can completely disrupt your life and harm you socially and emotionally as well. To get compensation for all available damages, it is important to have a skilled Reseda neck injury lawyer by your side who can be sure you are getting what you are entitled to.
How much money you can get for your damage depends on a variety of factors including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your medical care, how the injury impacted your life or your ability to work, who was at fault, and even whether or not your injury will be long last or you will recover quickly. It can be complicated and confusing to figure out what you deserve. If you have questions about damages available to you for your personal injury, contact Walch Law right away. We can speak with you during a FREE case consultation to go over the details of your case and get your questions answered. Remember, when you suffer a neck injury or any other injury due to the fault of another, you are entitled to damages—Contact Walch Law today at 1-866-465-8792 to see how we can help with your case!