What Are Non-Economic Damages?

If you’ve been hurt in a serious accident, you need compensation that covers your needs. That means getting compensation for all your losses caused by the accident, or damages. But those damages include more than just your financial losses.

At Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright, we understand how tough it can be to get the answers you need. Luckily, your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer can help you recover when you’re seeking economic and non-economic damages for your injuries.

Pain and Suffering

After a serious injury, you may be suffering more than your financial losses. You may have suffered intangible losses, like pain and suffering. These non-economic damages are sometimes neglected by injury victims because they’re not physical damages.

For example, you may know exactly what it cost to cover your car repairs after an accident, or your hospital bills. But how do you calculate the mental suffering you experienced because you were paralyzed in an accident? Because non-economic damages aren’t so easy to determine, you may need a personal injury lawyer to help you determine how much your claim is worth.

How to Calculate Your Non-Economic Damages

When you’re hurt in an accident, you need to know what your economic and non-economic damages are worth before you go to court. But what can you expect for your non-economic damages, and how do you calculate losses like these?

Luckily, your lawyer can calculate these losses. They have tools to calculate these damages based on the severity of your injuries and the impact of your injuries on your life. For example, you and another person may have suffered identical spinal cord injuries that led to paralysis. But if you’re a pro athlete, you may be due more compensation because the accident impacts your life differently.

Talk to a Lawyer About Your Damages

When you’re hurt by someone else’s carelessness, it’s not just about your financial damages. Your pain and suffering can impact your life in severe ways, making it difficult to recover. Unfortunately, that makes it difficult to get compensated fairly for your losses.

That’s where a lawyer at Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Albright can help you. Your lawyer can get you started with a free consultation and help you seek compensation that meets your needs. To learn more about our services, reach out by calling 702-384-7111, or complete the online contact form below.