What damages can I seek if I’m involved in a car crash?

| Aug 10, 2020 | Firm News

You may have been making your daily commute to the factory or driving your kids to soccer practice when you are suddenly struck by another vehicle. Such accidents can make these routine drives in Northern Mississippi catastrophic, causing serious injuries to you and other passengers in your car. In these situations, it is important to understand what damages you may seek in a lawsuit against the responsible driver.

What are “economic” damages?

Some damages are “economic” in nature and generally have a clear price tag. Mississippi does not have a cap on how much a person can seek in economic damages. Some examples of economic damages include doctor and hospital bills, car repairs, and lost wages from being unable to work following the crash

What are “non-economic” damages?

Other damages are “non-economic” and are more difficult to calculate. It is important to note that there is a limit of $1,000,000 that a person can be awarded in non-economic damages. Some examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, lost companionship, and emotional distress.

Hold those who cause car accidents responsible for their actions

In the end, when you are in a car crash, you will want to work with an attorney who can help you file a legal claim and pursue the compensation you are entitled to. All drivers in Mississippi have a duty to follow traffic laws. When a driver breaks one of these laws and causes a car accident that injures another driver or passenger in the struck vehicle, it is important to hold that driver responsible for the harms they caused. Our firm will take care of the legal claim for you, so you can focus on getting better.