Aug 29, 2023
A car accident is typically a traumatic experience – regardless of the severity. Even minor fender benders can cause significant stress, emotional trauma, and more. A new report from BBN Times, an outlet described on its website as providing “a voice for those who want to know more about the latest trends and support learning for people of all ages,” highlights the emotional and psychological challenges car accident victims commonly endure.
When you’re injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence, filing a civil claim for damages can be a means of recovering financial compensation for things such as hospital bills, medical expenses, lost wages, reduced future earning capacity, and more. Those losses are known in personal injury law as special damages, and they encompass economic items within a car accident civil claim. However, car accident victims often sustain additional harm such as pain and suffering, psychological trauma, diminished quality of life, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc. Such losses – which are classified as non-economic items – are known as special damages in personal injury lawsuits.
While recovering special damages (economic) is often a straightforward process during a car accident case, securing general or non-economic damages for things like emotional trauma or pain and suffering often requires a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney.
As the aforementioned BBN Times report notes, injured car accident victims “often experience emotional and psychological challenges following their unfortunate experience.” When such trauma occurs, it’s critical that your car accident attorney aggressively pursues all applicable economic as well as non-economic damages within your claim.
The BBN Times report indicates that car accidents of all varieties – from minor rear-end collisions to catastrophic crashes – often “significantly impact mental health, which many people, including victims, might ignore.”
“…you shouldn’t only focus on pursuing a claim and getting compensation for your physical injuries. You should also pursue non-economic damages to help you on the road to recovery,” the BBN Times report added.
As the BBN Times report notes, hiring an experienced, proven, and aggressive Dordulian Law Group personal injury lawyer can help ensure that you recover all of your economic as well as non-economic damages in a maximized damages award which takes into account your mental health and psychological injuries as well as your physical injuries. Securing the legal representation of a Dordulian Law Group car accident attorney who specializes in the “type of motor vehicle accident you were involved in, whether with a car, motorcycle, or truck,” is strongly recommended, per the BBN Times report.
After a traumatic event like a car accident, an experienced personal injury attorney should pursue all applicable non-economic or mental health-related damages, such as:
While all of the above damages should be included in your car accident civil claim when applicable, it’s important to note that securing such financial compensation often requires an attorney with this type of specialized experience. Non-economic or mental health-related damages can be much more difficult to prove, often because there’s no straightforward price point (and such harm is considered to be subjective or difficult to quantify). Moreover, the at-fault party or car accident insurance company will usually dispute non-economic or mental health damages more aggressively than standard economic damages (such as hospital bills, lost wages, etc.).
At Dordulian Law Group (DLG), we’ve helped injured car accident victims obtain more than $100,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts for their injuries. Additionally, our near-perfect 98% winning record means we always fight tirelessly for each and every client.
BBN Times offers tips for car accident victims who are struggling with mental health outcomes:
When you contact DLG’s experienced and proven car accident and personal injury lawyers for a free consultation, you can be confident that we will work aggressively to help you recover a maximized cash settlement.
Hiring a DLG car accident attorney can be the best decision you make after a motor vehicle collision leading to physical as well as mental health injuries. In fact, research indicates that:
DLG’s Glendale, California-based car accident and personal injury attorneys are standing by 24/7 to answer any questions you have and help you take the first step towards securing maximum financial compensation – for both economic and non-economic damages – within your car accident claim.
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Contact us today at 866-GO-SEE-SAM to begin the process of securing justice for your car accident case. DLG was founded by Sam Dordulian, a former prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County with more than 25 years of experience fighting for injured victims.
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