Everything from serious medical injuries to lost time from work (loss of earnings) can occur as a result of a car accident. These losses can be overwhelming and you will probably wonder what types of compensation you are entitled to. Here at The Drexler Law Firm, we will know what types of compensation you are entitled to and we have the experience to know what to do to secure it for you.
The following are specific types of compensation you may be entitled to after a car accident.
Damages fall under two general categories. These are economic and non-economic. Economic damages include compensation for monetary loss, like property damage and medical bills, which we detail above. Non-economic damages are injuries, losses, or suffering that cannot be defined expressly in monetary terms. The following are examples of what non-economic damages could be awarded for.
Calculating and proving how much non-economic damages are worth can be difficult. This is why it is necessary to have an experienced attorney. Our team of experienced Los Angeles auto accident lawyers will be able to determine how much compensation you are entitled to under the law.
The following is a basic explanation of both types of damages.
The general difference between compensatory and punitive damages is that the compensatory is given to help the plaintiff while punitive is to punish the defendant. Punitive damages are usually awarded in cases in which the other driver was extremely negligent. This might include cases in which the defendant was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving at excessive speeds. An experienced attorney can help an accident victim receive the highest possible compensatory and punitive damages.
If you are injured in an accident, the liability insurance of the driver at fault will cover the damages. If the driver doesn’t have insurance, your own underinsured or uninsured coverage should pay the expenses. How a claim is paid is based on the type of accident, the determination of fault, and what type of insurance the driver at fault carries.
You may, however, have to pay a deductible until you receive compensation from the other driver or insurance company.
After a car accident has occurred, you may be struggling to recover from injuries. You may also be concerned with how you will pay your bills while you are off work. Dealing with insurance companies and complex legal issues is the last thing you want to worry about. Even if you only suffered minor injuries, you may not get the compensation and damages you deserve without the assistance of a skilled attorney. Sometimes multiple individuals are involved in the accident or the driver at fault is uninsured. Our auto accident attorneys can help prove fault in an accident and present the best argument when making a claim for damages.
Here at Drexler Law Firm, we specialize in auto accident law and personal injury. Our legal team has over 50 years of combined law experience and has successfully represented more than 2,000 injured accident victims. We can help you receive the compensation and damages you deserve if you’ve been the victim of an auto accident in Los Angeles. Contact the Drexler Law Firm for more information.
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