What type of compensation can I expect?

Generally speaking, there are three main types of compensation you may be eligible for when injured in a car accident: economic, non-economic, and punitive.

Economic damages are the most common, and may include:

  • Medical expenses (including future expenses)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Funeral costs
  • and more

Non-economic damages could include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement or loss of limb
  • Loss of consortium
  • and more

While not every state offers punitive damages, which are designed to punish egregious or malicious behavior, Florida, Georgia, and Minnesota each offer some form of punitive damages. A knowledgeable lawyer will be able to advise which types of compensation you may be entitled to.