Under California law, an accident victim is entitled to recover non-economic damages from a negligent party. These include the value of the injured party’s pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of daily contentment, and loss of connections with family and loved ones. Given the difficulty in setting a definite value, an accident victim will almost always need the services of a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer. They will help recover the largest potential award for non-economic damages from negligent parties and the insurance companies.
For more than 25 years at Salamati Law, we have fought and succeeded in recovering substantial non-economic damages awards for our injured clients. Our experience has shown us that negligent parties and their insurers substantially underestimate the value of these damages.
The term “non-economic damages” has no single definition under California law but includes several categories:
Unlike economic damages, there is no standard method for calculating non-economic damages in California. A skillful accident and injury lawyer will demonstrate the human toll that the accident victim’s injuries have imposed on them and will introduce evidence to show:
Non-economic damages are demonstrable losses that an accident victim has suffered. They are not the same as punitive damages. These are a special category that a court might award in extreme cases to punish a negligent party. For example, an individual who intended to cause harm or willfully or wantonly disregarded an injured party’s safety.
Under California law, non-economic damages are capped at $250,000 in medical malpractice lawsuits. Otherwise, the state does not limit the amount of non-economic damages that an injured party may recover. Individuals can improve their odds of recovering the largest economic and non-economic damages by retaining an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney who has a demonstrated skill in recovering maximum damages awards.
Please see our website or contact the Los Angeles offices of Salamati Law for a no-fee assessment of your accident and injury case. We will fight to recover the largest possible damages award that includes both economic and non-economic damages in your car crash case, your slip and fall accident lawsuit, and in all other matters involving accidents that leave a victim with grievous losses and injuries.