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So now you may be thinking that even though you know you need a lawyer,
you cannot afford to hire one. You can. My Price Lawyers connects injury
victims with experienced and caring personal injury attorneys at an affordable price.
We do not charge you for our service of connecting you to a lawyer in our network.
Our attorneys offer
free claim evaluations
Our injury attorneys represent personal injury victims on a contingency
They will not ask you for a retainer or bill you by the hour for their services. The contingency fee is a percentage of what you win.
You only incur attorneys’ fees if you actually win money and then the fees are deducted from the recovery.
Economic Damages In Personal Injury Compensation
Economic damages are the damages that can be tied to a specific dollar
amount. These are the expenses and losses you have already suffered, such
as medical care you have already received and work you have already missed,
as well as your expected future expenses and losses. Determining your
existing economic damages is far easier than your future damages. To determine
and prove the value of your future damages, your attorney may engage medical
experts, economists, life care planners and others who can put the whole
picture together and explain it to a jury in a meaningful way.
Your economic damages are not just your medical bills and lost income.
Other expenses associated with your medical care, such as travel to special
medical centers and your out-of-pocket costs for childcare while you are
at the doctor may also be recovered.
Your injuries may force you to hire someone to help with basic household
tasks like mowing the lawn and changing lightbulbs. And disabilities can
mean that you must remodel your home and purchase, as well as maintain,
a special vehicle to accommodate a wheelchair or other equipment.
You only get one shot at demanding the full amount you will need to pay
for your injuries. If you settle for less than you need and you run out
of money in a few years, you and your family will be left footing the
bill. You cannot go back and ask for more at a later date.
Economic damages can include:
- Existing and future medical expenses
- Home health care
- Long term care
- Custodial care
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Special equipment and prosthetics
- Home modifications
- Lost income and future lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Vehicle modifications or purchase and maintenance of a vehicle to accommodate
Noneconomic Damages in Serious Injury Compensation
Your noneconomic damages are the very personal losses that do not directly
correlate to a dollar amount. These are the losses that usually mean the
most to injury victims. After an accident you may not be able to participate
in life the way that you used to. Your physical injuries might keep you
from being able to pick up and hold your children or play with your dogs.
Psychological harm may prevent you from going to the grocery store or eating
Physical or emotional injury may rob you of the independence of being able
to drive a car. Maybe you have suffered cognitive impairments that do
not prevent you from performing essential daily tasks but do make it too
hard for you to help you kids with their homework.
Each person is affected differently by their injuries, and their families
suffer for their injuries, too. Although you cannot put a dollar value
on spending time with your kids or just being able to do the everyday
tasks you used to take for granted or even thought of as chores, you can
recover compensation for those losses when someone else is responsible
for your injuries.
Non-economic damages can include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Permanent impairment
- Diminished quality of life
- Alteration of lifestyle
- Psychological trauma
- Mental distress, anxiety and depression
- Deprivation of normal life expectancy
- Sexual dysfunction
- Loss of consortium – for your spouse
Loss of Consortium in Personal Injury Compensation
A loss of consortium claim can be made to compensate your spouse for the
personal losses they experience as a result of your injuries and how they
affect your ability to participate in your relationship. Loss of consortium
compensates your spouse for the loss of:
- Conjugal life
- Sexual relationship
- Aid and assistance necessary to a marriage
- Replacement value of lost services such as childcare and maintaining the household
Loss of consortium does not include the financial support lost as a result
of your lost income because that is part of your economic damages.