“Economic” damages can be the medical bills you get for treating injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord trauma and head injuries. Physical rehabilitation or special accommodations following a car accident, such as a ramp leading to your home, are economic damages. Economic damages also can include the loss of past and future wages, and reasonable future medical bills.
“Non-economic” damages are a little harder to pin down. They can result from mental pain and suffering as a result of your injuries and from the stress and trauma of your accident. Non-economic damages also is payment for permanent impairment or disfigurement. Loss of enjoyment of life may also be considered non-economic damages and therefore eligible for compensation, as may be the loss of consortium with your spouse.
Determining what your damages are and how much they are worth is as much art as science. It’s an area where the Denver personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya are highly skilled – assessing your damages, planning your medical treatment and preparing your case.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you need an attorney who will get you the money you’re entitled to. Give me a call at (303) 758-4777, email me at DLS@dlslawfirm.com or visit our website at www.dlslawfirm.com for more information. Let’s talk about your case. There’s no cost or obligation.
We’ll help you get the money you and your family deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered. And remember: If we take your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid.