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What Compensation Will I Get After Car Accident Injuries?

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C.

The last thing anybody expects is that they would be involved in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver. However, car accidents are not uncommon in and around Philadelphia. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our Philadelphia car accident attorneys thoroughly understand these cases. We want injury victims to know that they could be entitled to significant compensation.

Various types of compensation available after a Philadelphia car accident

In the aftermath of a car accident, those who have been injured due to the actions of another driver will likely have plenty of expenses. In most car accident claims, the entire situation is handled out-of-court between insurance carriers. However, an injury victim may need to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover compensation if the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement or denies a claim.

Regardless of where the compensation comes from, there are various types of damages that could be available to victims. This includes both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages

These types of damages are also called special damages, and these are generally easier to calculate than non-economic damages. Economic damages can include:

  • Medical bills caused by crash injuries
  • Lost wages and benefits if a victim cannot work while they recover
  • Loss of future earnings in case of disability
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses a victim incurs

These damages can be calculated by gathering a car accident victim’s medical bills, tax returns, pay stubs, receipts showing expenses, and other proof of expenses.

Non-economic damages

These damages are also called special damages, and these are going to be harder to calculate than the economic damages discussed above. That is because these damages do not usually have bills or receipts that can be added up. Amongst these damages include a victim’s:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Physical impairment
  • Mental anguish
  • Lowered qualify of life
  • Physical disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship and consortium

There are various methods that can be used to calculate these damages. This includes the multiplier method in which a victim’s total economic damages are multiplied by a certain number (typically 1 through 4) to arrive at a fair amount.

Property damage

In the aftermath of a crash, a person’s vehicle likely sustained damage. It is important that they receive enough compensation to repair or replace their vehicle.

Our Philadelphia car accident lawyers are here to help

If you or somebody you love has been injured and in a Philadelphia car accident caused by the negligence actions of another driver, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we have the resources at experienced necessary to conduct a thorough investigation into your claim in order to secure maximum compensation. We are not afraid to take on aggressive insurance carriers, and we will take your case all the way to trial if necessary. When you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.