Car Accident Damages: What Would I Get?
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Jun 01, 2015 in Car Accidents
In a single moment, a daily commute that results in a serious auto accident can lead to severe injuries and financial ruin.
Injured auto accident victims may find themselves unable to work while they continue to accrue astronomical medical bills.
Our clients want to know when to sue the persons and companies responsible for their injuries and what they can recover in a successful auto accident lawsuit. While most of our cases settle with the at fault drivers insurance company prior to a lawsuit being filed, there are those cases where a lawsuit must be filed in order to obtain proper compensation for accident victims.
Statute of Limitations
In Maryland and in Washington D.C., the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is three years. There are other statutory notice requirements as short as 6 months that must be complied with for claims against governmental entities.
This means that injured persons have three years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit. However, it is advisable that you file a lawsuit as soon as possible after you are injured in an auto accident. If a governmental entity is involved, proper notice should be sent in accordance with the applicable law which varies from State to State and jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
After you retain us, the attorneys and their investigators at Goldberg Finnegan immediately begin gathering and preserving the medical, accident and insurance related evidence necessary to win your case.
Evidence can become lost or destroyed and witnesses can move. The sooner you act to defend your interests by retaining an attorney after an accident, generally speaking, the more evidence will be available in your case.
Insurance companies are quick to hire experts to reconstruct accident scenes to try to shift blame. It is vital to have someone in your corner protecting your interests.
Common Damages in Auto Accident Lawsuits
The exact damages in an auto injury lawsuit will depend on the specific circumstances involved in your accident.
In general, however, a successful personal injury lawsuit after an auto accident can lead to several types of damages, including:
- Lost wages
- Lost future income
- Property damage
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses (must be more likely than not to occur)
- Pain and suffering (non-economic damages)
If you have been injured in an auto accident, do not hesitate to contact our experienced car accident injury lawyers for answers to your questions.
G FM: Experienced Auto Accident Law Firm
Only a review of the unique facts of your case will reveal the appropriate damages in your case. At Goldberg Finnegan, we want our clients to have vital information about their case before they decide to hire us.
We offer all potential clients a free case evaluation to determine the best course of action after an auto accident injury suffered in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.
Act today to protect all of your legal and financial interests.