What Is the Value of Emotional Damages in a Car Accident?

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After a car accident, it’s understandable that you want to know how much you may be able to recover for your damages. Of course, your economic compensation considers your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other out-of-pocket costs. However, it’s your non-economic damages that may significantly impact your case’s value.

Determining how much you can recover for emotional damages can be difficult. Many factors play a role, and you should recognize the different things that can impact how much your compensation can be for emotional damages.

Injury Severity

The more severe your injuries are, the more it can impact your emotional trauma. This type of damage falls under pain and suffering. Your injury’s severity can significantly impact your mental state, and you may be able to receive more compensation as part of the multiplier method. A catastrophic injury is a good example of an injury that is most severe and can impact your claim’s value.

Impact on Quality of Life

Emotional damages after a car accident — and the trauma that comes with it — can significantly reduce your quality of life. Depression is common, especially if your injury is so severe it impacts your daily life. The lower your quality of life after a car accident, the more you may recover.

Loss of Enjoyment

Emotional trauma and distress can cause you loss of enjoyment in life. Your triggers may prevent you from doing some of the things you once enjoyed doing. For instance, you may not be able to drive because your fear and anxiety arise every time you get behind the wheel.

At Mayerson Injury Law, P.C., we put your needs first. We’ll help you understand your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve. Our Pottstown car accident attorneys will be by your side every step of the way, and we’ll work hard to safeguard you from insurance companies who may look to wrongfully deny your claim.

Get a free consultation with our firm. Call us today at (610) 492-7155.

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