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Handling Estate Battles With Grace

Hi, I am Ina Aldawen. Upon losing my mother at a young age, I was thrust into the world of estate lawyers in an instant. Although the process could have been a nightmare, I was lucky to end up with an accomplished and kind lawyer. The lawyer taught me all I needed to know about handling my mother's estate properly. I escaped the situation unscathed and with my relationships intact. Although I hope to never have to deal with that situation again, I at least know enough to get through it without too much stress. I built this site to share this knowledge with you in an attempt to help the world deal with estate situations better. Losing a loved one should never include a legal battle over belongings and funds. Unfortunately, it often does, so it's best to stay prepared. Come by often to learn more.

Damages After A Car Accident And How They Affect You

If you ended up hurt by an auto accident that was not your fault, you may be owed damages. After considering all the ways you've been harmed, damages are paid as financial compensation. You can be hurt physically, but you can also suffer from the financial and mental health effects of an accident. To find out more about what is meant by money damages and how they are divided up, read on and know what you are entitled to be paid.

What Is Meant by Damages?

It's not only your wrecked vehicle that suffers damage after an accident – although that is a form of damage. Civil law says you can be paid for several categories and all of those can be divided into compensatory, non-economic, and punitive. You might easily recognize some of the below forms of damage common with an auto accident:

  • Medical treatment expenses
  • Wrecked vehicle repair or a check for a totaled vehicle
  • Lost income from a job
  • Pain and suffering from physical injuries and mental trauma

Dollars and Cents

Compensatory damages can be defined by the ease with which they can be calculated. The exact amount you need to pay your medical bills will be paid in compensatory damages. Other compensatory damages include vehicle damage and lost wages. Proof of compensatory damages is required so be ready to show your pay stub, medical bills, and repair estimates to your personal injury lawyer.

Putting a Price on Pain

It can be challenging to assign a dollar figure to something like pain and suffering. The method used varies from place to place. Some insurance companies and lawyers use the dollar amount of medical treatment costs to determine payment for pain and suffering. Some may assign a dollar amount to each day since the accident occurred. Your lawyer can help you understand how much you could receive with pain and suffering. In general, the more severe your injuries, the higher the pain and suffering payment tends to be.

Punishing the Other Guy

The final form of damage is punitive damages. While many accidents settle out of court, those cases that do make it to court may include punitive damages. This form of damage is meant to make an example of or draw attention to wrongdoing by the other driver. For example, if they were not paying attention and using the self-driving function at the time of the accident, that could call for punitive damages.

If you are in line for some of the damage types above, speak to a personal injury lawyer to learn more.