Calculating Your Damages: What You’re Entitled to Recover in a Car Accident Lawsuit

Auto accident attorneyIf you succeed in your personal injury lawsuit stemming from a car accident, you will be entitled to get damages for all past and future expenses and losses. Damages are the economic (monetary) calculation of the actual harm or injury that you suffered. They are meant to compensate you for your injuries. In your initial evaluation, your Orange County auto accident lawyer will itemize and calculate all recoverable damages from the car accident.

1. Past damages

Your past damages stemming from the car accident may include some or all of the following:

  • Ambulance fees;
  • Emergency room costs;
  • Hospital fees and expenses;
  • Doctor’s fees;
  • Nursing, therapy, and other medical expenses;
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs;
  • Prosthetic devices, canes, walkers, and other equipment;
  • Lost earnings from work you couldn’t perform as a result of the injury;
  • Reasonable transportation to medical care;
  • Household help;
  • Non-economic injury, including pain and suffering.

2. Future damages

Future damages from your car accident can be tricky to calculate-your Orange County auto accident lawyer doesn’t want to be too speculative, but he will want to be comprehensive by including some or all of the following:

  • Hospital expenses;
  • Doctor’s fees;
  • Nursing, therapy, and other medical expenses;
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs;
  • Prosthetic devices, canes, walkers, and other equipment;
  • Reasonable transportation to medical care;
  • Household help;
  • Loss or diminution in earning capacity;
  • Non-economic injury, including pain and suffering.

If you have been injured in a car accident and would like a free, confidential initial consultation, contact experienced Orange County auto accident lawyer Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.

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