When someone is injured in a serious motor vehicle accident, they have certain rights that are afforded to them under the law. One of these rights is to hire an attorney to help them pursue fair motor vehicle accident compensation. Without an attorney, facing the insurance company of the at-fault driver can become a nightmare and injured victims are often given much less than they deserve or have their claims denied.
Understanding Non-Pecuniary Loses
Injured victims can sometimes find it difficult to understand how much their claim is worth. It is particularly difficult to put a number on non-pecuniary losses. There are five categories of non-pecuniary losses, including the following.
- Pain and suffering – This is the pain and suffering that was endured as a direct result of the accident.
- Loss of enjoyment of life – This means a person has lost an ability that has affected their ability