Q What types of damages can I collect through a New Jersey car accident claim?
AIf you have been injured and need to file a car accident claim, it is important to know what type of damages you can collect. Before you file your claim, speak with a New Jersey car accident attorney.
Damages in a New Jersey Car Accident Claim
When you have been in a car accident and are filing a car accident claim, there are two types of damages you may collect. They are special damages and general damages.
Special damages are defined as the objective costs incurred as a result of the car accident. These costs include:
- Medical treatment – past, present, and future medical bills;
- Income – wages lost as a result of the accident, as well as future loss of earning capacity; and
- Property – reimbursement for damage done and repairs necessary to your vehicle and its contents.
General damages, on the other hand, refer to the emotional and mental distress that occurs in the aftermath of a car accident. These damages can include:
- Pain and suffering – the ongoing stress and discomfort that can be attributed to the accident;
- Emotional distress – compensation for the psychological effects of the incident, such as anxiety and sleep loss;
- Loss of enjoyment – injuries sustained in the car accident that prevent the fulfillment of daily activities and hobbies; and
- Loss of consortium – the effect the car accident has had on your relationship with your spouse.
Help From a New Jersey Car Accident Attorney
Let the law office of Manfred F. Ricciardelli Jr. fight the insurance companies for you. Mr. Ricciardelli eliminates the stress of dealing with adjusters so you can focus on your recovery. For a free consultation, call 973-285-1100 today.