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What Are Economic Damages in California?

There are various types of accidents that can leave you injured in the state of California. You may get injured in a car accident, suffer from a work-related injury, or unexpectedly slip-and-fall at the grocery store and be injured. No matter what the cause of your injury is, you’ll likely need medical treatment and experience other financial losses as a result.

When someone else is at fault for the accident that resulted in your injury, you have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in order to obtain compensation. Your ultimate settlement amount will be divided into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages will comprise all of the financial losses you’ve suffered.

At Crowell Law Offices, our attorneys strive to maximize your settlement by examining all of your damages and making sure to include them in your claim value. Economic damages are the top priority in personal injury cases because it’s essential that your financial burden be lifted. A Sacramento personal injury lawyer from our team can help fight your case and recover compensation.

Medical Expenses

Medical expenses are the first thing victims want to recover in a personal injury case because these are usually the most significant financial loss. Medical expenses can cost thousands of dollars and when the accident that led to your injury wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t be required to pay for your treatment. Suing the negligent party in your accident can help you pay these expenses.

Lost Wages

When you’re injured in an accident, you’ll probably be out of work for an extended period of time in order to fully recuperate. During this time, you won’t have a way to earn an income which can add to your financial distress. You can recover lost wages as a form of economic damages to account for any time you’ve been out of work.

Property Damages

If you were in a car accident or some other accident in which your property was damaged, you’ll be able to recover compensation for this financial loss, as well. The negligent party should be responsible for any damage they caused, which includes damage to your body, your life, and your belongings.

Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney

At Crowell Law Offices, we want to help injured victims relieve financial stress after their accidents so they can heal as quickly and easily as possible. If you’d like to discuss your case with a Sacramento personal injury lawyer, fill out the contact form below or call 916-303-2800 to schedule a free consultation.