A car accident can take a massive financial toll on you and your family. Medical expenses and lost wages can affect you for a long time to come, perhaps rocking your financial stability down to its core. But as challenging as dealing with these financial losses can seem, they can be exacerbated by your non-economic losses. But what, exactly, are these non-economic losses and how do you prove them?
What are non-economic losses?
In its simplest terms, non-economic damages are those losses that can’t be easily calculated because they’re not financial in nature. This can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, inconvenience, and even loss of consortium. These damages can be just as harmful, if not more so, than economic damages, which is why it’s important that you don’t overlook them in your personal injury case.
Proving non-economic damages
In many instances, the victim’s testimony regarding his or her non-economic damages can go a long way, but you can’t bank on that. Therefore, it’s often wise to support non-economic damages arguments with additional evidence, such as the testimony of a medical expert who can speak to the pain associated with your injuries.
Since a jury is going to assess the credibility of all testimony presented, you’ll want to present your story in a compelling fashion. Appealing to the emotional side of the jury can be a powerful approach to your case, so you’ll want to illustrate the full extent of how your injuries have affected your life.
Building the strong case you need and deserve
We know that you have a lot to deal with right now. But your future is on the line when it comes to your personal injury case. That’s why you’ll want to do everything you can to present the strongest case possible. Fortunately, you have the ability to successfully do so by knowing the law and aggressively applying it to your set of facts.