Tampa Car Accident Lawyer Discusses Recoverable Damages
As an experienced Tampa Car Accident Lawyer I am consistently asked about recoverable damages. If you are injured in an automobile accident, there are basically two types of damages that you can receive. One is to repair your vehicle and one for the injuries that you suffer in the accident. Under the damages available to repair your vehicle; your vehicle will be repaired by a reputable repair shop. If the damage to your vehicle amounts to over 80% of the fair market value of your vehicle, your vehicle will not be repaired instead they will provide you with a fair market value of your vehicle at the time of the accident plus applicable sales tax so you can go out and buy another vehicle.
In terms of your damages for your personal injury, your bodily injuries, you have two types of damages. You have economic damages which are unpaid medical bills, those that are not paid by your PIP and unpaid wage loss that’s not paid by your PIP. In addition there are non-economic damages to include pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, disability or impairment and also loss of the ability to enjoy life’s pleasures. These non-economic damages are very subjective in nature and in order to be eligible you basically need to have suffered a permanent injury as a result of the accident, something that your doctor will render his opinion on in his reports and his records.
Do you have questions about recoverable damages after a car accident? If so, contact the experienced Tampa Car Accident Lawyer Dennis Morgenstern.