Non-economic damages are essential to prove your claim. You can’t typically see these on any of the paperwork that you fill out after an accident. But they can be just as devastating and hard to recover from. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical pain, bodily injury.
Witness Testimony of Non-Economic Damages
You also need witnesses who will attest to these non-economic damages in court or through other documentation like doctor’s records.
These witnesses should be personal friends, family members, and co-workers. They will provide first hand accounts of how the accident has affected you day in an day out.
For example, your personal friend may see that you cannot carry groceries into your house anymore. It is too hard for you to lift things due to increased pain. Your personal doctor might note that, since the accident occurred months ago, there has been no improvement or change in symptoms like chronic headaches or back spasms.
The more evidence these key witnesses can attest too; the better chance at proving non-economic damages during litigation proceedings against another party who caused your injuries through negligence or recklessness.
Potential Challenges To Non-Economic Damages
The defendant may challenge your personal injury damages when you present them in court. This is where personal friends and family members can testify that your injuries have changed you since the accident occurred.
Witnesses should be able to provide detailed accounts of what they see on a daily basis that indicates non-economic damages from an accident claim. This will significantly increase the case value during litigation proceedings against another party who caused your car crash or other personal injury event.
For example: loss of income due to time off work for medical treatments; inability to perform household activities like cooking dinner or carrying groceries into your home; difficulty performing common tasks at home such as cooking dinner, bathing, dressing oneself; increased pain symptoms requiring medication with side effects including fatigue.
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Proving Your Damages
Personal injury claims are complicated and difficult. That is why hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will help increase your chances of success in litigation proceedings against another party who caused injuries due to negligence or recklessness.
Hiring a personal injury attorney also ensures that all non-economic damages including witness accounts are documented correctly for litigation purposes. Doing this increases your overall case value during court proceedings as well as demonstrating personal damages from car accidents or other personal injury events.
The more evidence there is available for use by an accident lawyer during litigation; the better chance you have at recovering financial compensation through settlement negotiations with defendants responsible for causing your injuries. The right type of witnesses, those able to testify about how your non-economic damages since the accident occurred.
The insurance company will hire a doctor to say that you were not injured. But they can not hire a lay witness to say that you never struggled with doing the dishes, or playing soccer with your kids, or driving long distances.
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