It is difficult to predict what kind of compensation you can expect after an accident. It depends on the exact type of case and the circumstances surrounding it. We certainly can’t estimate a monetary figure before having a thorough understanding of the case, and while we do not have a ‘crystal ball’, we can tell you all the different types of compensation that might apply.
The most common form of compensation is economic damages. These include the expenses you incur because of your injury, such as medical bills, lost wages, etc. These expenses are easily measurable and can be proven by presenting the appropriate documentation, making them the simplest damages to claim.
Then there are also non-economic damages, which are more difficult to define and quantify. These don’t involve actual money lost, but rather the mental and physical suffering you might have endured because of the accident. These include pain and suffering, mental anguish, worsening, aggravation and/or activation of previous injuries, and more. These damages are very subjective in nature, and your Vero Beach personal injury attorney will need to develop a strong argument to secure your compensation.
Insurance companies will typically offer a settlement that is less than you deserve. Their hope is that you will accept this offer without question. Before you accept any offer, consult with your attorney first.