First, it’s likely a car accident situation very similar to yours has already made its way into the court system in some jurisdiction, been tried, and had a settlement reached. By establishing the similarities between such a case and your case, an experienced car accident attorney should be able to suggest a proper settlement.
There are different kinds of awards — or compensation — the courts may allow you to receive: awards for both non-economic damages and economic damages.
Non-economic damages include pain and suffering and mental anguish. Economic damages take into account more unique consequences like lost wages and your specific medical expenses.
While economic damages are relatively easy to evaluate, non-economic damages usually aren't. It’s hard to establish the exact worth of your pain and suffering, or what your future earning potential might have been before you were injured. This is where the attorney’s experience comes into play.
If you're injured in a car accident in Kansas City, the attorney you choose should have the experience of handling cases similar to yours and the resources to research previous cases to determine what precedents exist.
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