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What Factors Go Into a Car Accident Medical Settlement

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Legally reviewed by:
Erik Abrahamson
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014 | Car Accidents

When a victim is seriously injured in a car accident, the medical expenses associated with emergency and recovery care can add up quickly.

In cases where an accident was caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, injury victims can pursue compensation for these expenses in the form of a car accident medical settlement.

Monetary Damages

When you are seeking care for your injuries following a car accident, it is important to document all of your medical expenses. In the event that you need to pursue an injury claim, you may be able to obtain compensation for your expenses.

Some common examples of monetary damages that are incurred by medical care include:

  • Emergency care
  • Hospital stays
  • Follow up care
  • Medications
  • X-rays
  • Physical therapy

Non-monetary Damages

Injury victims may also be able to pursue compensation for losses that aren’t directly tied to financial expenses.

Pain and suffering are the most common types of non-monetary damages associated with car accident settlements. This can include both the physical pain and discomfort that a personal injury victim has suffered, as well as the mental and emotional distress that were caused by an accident.

Other examples of non-monetary damages may include:

  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of society and companionship
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Calculating the economic value of non-monetary damages can be a complicated process that can vary considerably depending upon the unique circumstances of a victim’s lifestyle, life circumstances and personal injuries.

Call Abrahamson & Uiterwyk now at 1-800-538-4878! Our Tampa car accident lawyers will fight for your rights.

If you’ve been injured, call us now at 1-800-538-4878. We’ll evaluate your case for free and may be able to help you pursue compensation for your injuries.

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