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What Compensation is Available After a Car Accident?

Obtaining compensation following a negligence-related car accident helps you cover many of the expenses and losses you experience because of an injury. It’s vital to maximize the amount you recover, which means understanding the type of compensation you can recover.

In Ohio, the laws follow a modified comparative negligence rule, which changes how much you can recover. However, the amount you receive depends on your losses and breaks up into two different categories: economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages after a car accident refer to any monetary losses you experience. Your monetary damages can include:

  • The costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle

  • Medical expenses, including procedures, inpatient care, ongoing care, medication, specialized medical equipment

  • Lost income for the time you miss from work or that you may miss in the future

For economic compensation, you can seek compensation for the exact amount you spent.

Non-Economic Damages

While Ohio puts a cap on non-economic damages, this type of compensation is vital in your car accident case. They cover the pain and suffering you experience following an accident. It’s crucial to show your need for compensation associated with your mental trauma and the accident’s impact on your life.

Non-economic damages cap out at $250,000 or three times the amount you recover in economic damages in non-catastrophic cases.

In some cases, punitive damages may become a factor, so long as you can prove gross negligence. Punitive damages punish the defendant for conscious disregard and deter similar conduct by others.

Our Columbus car accident lawyers at Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC know how to help you pursue compensation for your damages. We go above and beyond on your behalf to deal with insurance companies and adjusters, allowing you to focus on your recovery. At the same time, we work on protecting your rights in all legal proceedings.

We offer free consultations and work strictly on contingency fees. This agreement means it costs nothing for you to get started, and you don’t pay unless we win for you.

Call our team today at (614) 450-2223 to discuss your potential options.