What Type of Damages Can Be Claimed in a Car Accident?
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, then you should know what kinds of damages you may be legally entitled to claim in a court of law. Hallack Law Office will help you understand your rights.
Car Accident Compensation in Louisiana
Damages resulting from a car accident will usually fall into one of two types, either economic or non-economic damages. Economic damages include the cost of repairing or replacing your car, your medical bills from accident-related injury and the earnings/benefits you lost while you were injured, including diminished earning capacity. Non-economic damages might include your physical injury, emotional distress, dismemberment and other costs that are harder to calculate.
Some common types of damages that people claim after a car accident in Louisiana include:
Limitation on Damages
The amount you may be entitled to receive in damages may be limited to vertain factors. First, most people may not have sufficient assets, particularly liquid assets, for them to be able to pay a settlement or judgment. There is a lot of truth to the old adage, “You can’t get blood out of a turnip.”
Things to Remember When Involved in an Accident
Contact a Baton Rouge personal injury attorney as soon as possible to learn more about the options in your case.