The state laws provide corresponding penalties for the crimes committed in injuries and death resulting from a car accident. The usual issue in court in these cases is not incarceration, but compensation.
How much money could you really get if you were seriously injured in car accident? The realistic question is, how much could the accused compensate in exchange for your relative’s life? Apparently, these are legal questions. But no one can suppress you in answering them based on your judgment. The law permits you to ask what is just to you, but is not also unfair to the accused.
If you are a victim of any kind of car accident, you can claim compensation for the damages to your property, loss of income from work and insurance, hospital bills and other related expenses. You may also claim for future burden that you might be experiencing such as specific instances like you cannot normally perform your work and you have lost your enjoyment because of the disability caused by the accident.
The settlement for death compensation, however, is different for it includes emotional and/or other non-economic damages for the family of the deceased victim, giving a huge burden to the offender.
To be more specific, the said damages are categorically divided into special and general. The first are damages which can be calculated such as loss of income and expenses in hospital and transportation services. The reason why receipts are very important for you to get this kind of compensation; they will serve as proof for your claim in court. The latter is contrary for it has no standard basis for any monetary calculation; it is about the “internal” suffering of the victim. It requires no receipts and can only be proven through medical or legal examination in one’s health and lifestyle. Hence, the subjectivity of this matter is weighed and given judgment based on the affecting consequences of both parties.
It is an assumption that the goal of compensation is to help the victim/s recover from the accident and bring back his/their normal life as soon as possible. And in this case, the role of law as mediator between opposing parties takes effect.
And for you to have the best outcome, it is necessary to hire a competent lawyer who has had a lot of the same cases won in the past. Your attorney must be specialized in car accident cases. If not, your chance of claiming compensation is mitigated by your wrong decision. Your lawyer has a critical role in your fight; you should not file a claim without legal assistance.
In the grand scheme of things is the realization that money can never replace life or the worth of “immaterial” things lost. More on this website