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What Are Non-Economic Damages in California?
When we are calculating the value of your personal injury claim, we will consider each aspect of your life that has been affected by your injuries. This includes both economic and non-economic damages.
While economic damages pertain specifically to the financial impact your injuries have had on your life, non-economic damages do not have a specific monetary value and will vary widely, depending on which areas apply to your case and how great their impact has been or may continue to be.
If you’d like to know more about what we mean when we discuss non-economic damages and ways these losses can affect your life, continue reading.
Pain and Suffering
Enduring physical pain and the toll of a serious injury can be a challenging experience. You are entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering when the extent of your injuries causes depression, emotional distress, fear, anxiety, physical pain, or scarring and leaves an overall lasting effect on your life that won’t be easy to overcome.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Loss of enjoyment of life will apply to your case when you are no longer able to participate in activities you found joy in before you suffered an injury.
Take the example of an active family who, prior to the accident, frequently went to the park together, participated in sports, and went on walks until a member of the family was injured and became unable to do the activities the family once enjoyed. That’s a non-economic damage that warrants compensation.
Loss of Consortium
Loss of consortiumspecifically applies to relationships with your family members. Injuries can have an impact on the entire family. Parents find themselves suffering from depression and anxiety, which then affects their relationships with their children; couples often separate or divorce and experience dysfunction they aren’t accustomed to and are unable to adjust to over time.
Consult with a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been involved in an accident and are in the process of pursuing compensation through a personal injury claim, you deserve the maximum compensation allowable based on the complete extent of your losses.
If you work with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at Haffner Law, you can rest assured that we will include both economic and non-economic damages in our calculations. Schedule your free claim evaluation today by giving us a call at 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637) or filling out the convenient contact form we’ve provided below.