One of the biggest concerns for those who have sustained injuries in a car accident, one of the biggest concerns is the need for medical attention. Medical bills can be expensive, and when the injured is unable to earn a wage, it can be daunting.
This brings up one common question: can I have medical bills covered by the insurance after an accident? The answer depends on the circumstances involved, but it’s important for individuals to understand what can be covered.
What Are Economic Damages?
Economic damages can be helpful in covering medical bills following an injury. In fact, these types of damages are used to cover any and all damages that have a value and there’s a specific amount of losses associated with them.
For instance, medical bills are quantifiable. They have a set number that can be compensated. These are considered economic damages because they caused a specific monetary loss to the injured party and are the most often considered in car accident cases.
What Are Non-Economic Damages?
On the other hand, there are some other types of damages that may be considered when going through a car accident case. These are called non-economic damages and they are designed to compensate for losses that do not have a direct value.
Typically, these are awarded as a result of emotional damage and pain and suffering that may have occurred as a result of the injuries. These damages can also include loss of enjoyment in life, but they’re more difficult to determine because there’s no monetary value involved.
At The Kalka Law Group, we want to help injured individuals have their medical bills and other losses covered when they are hurt due to someone else’s negligence. We know that the concern of monetary losses is a big deal for those who have been injured and we aim to provide you with some relief.