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What Are Non-Economic Damages?

The aftermath of an accident can saddle you with all types of damages. From medical bills to lost income, the financial impact of getting injured is impossible to overlook. 

However, as anyone who’s been involved in an accident knows, financial losses aren’t the only types of damages that you can suffer in an accident. Non-economic damages, also known as emotional damages, are also valid forms of losses for which you deserve to be compensated. 

Read on to learn more about non-economic damages, and don’t hesitate to reach out for help from a qualified Austin personal injury lawyer with Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law. 

Non-Economic Damages in Personal Injury Claims

The compensation awarded to plaintiffs who are able to demonstrate that another party was at fault after an accident is made up of both economic and non-economic damages. 

Economic damages focus on concrete financial losses that you can suffer as the result of an accident. Think medical bills, lost income, loss of future earning capacity, and property damages, just to name some of the most important. 

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, seek to compensate the impacted victims for their emotional losses after an accident. 

Non-economic damages take many forms. They could relate to your physical or mental pain and suffering after becoming injured, or even the loss of the lifestyle that you were able to lead before your accident. 

Some examples include compensation for:

Often, it can be difficult to properly assess the value of your non-economic damages. Who can put a price tag on your favorite pastime—such as downhill skiing, or even taking a walk to the park—that you no longer enjoy after an accident? 

Non-economic damages are an attempt to redress these losses and should be a major part of your personal injury compensation. If you need a personal injury lawyer, talk to one who can help for free. 

Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer Right Away

Non-economic damages are often just as important as the monetary damages you suffer after an accident. Don’t let the insurance company try to pay you any less than what you deserve for these real losses. A personal injury lawyer with Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law can help file your personal injury claim

Call 800-488-7840 or fill out the form below to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. 

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