According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than six million police‑reported motor vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2007. Nearly 30% of those crashes (1.71 million) resulted in an injury and fewer than 1% (37,248) resulted in death.
The law generally states that if a driver on the road is injured by a negligent driver’s mistake, the innocent party should be reimbursed for harms and losses.
Generally, two categories of harms and losses are recognized: economic losses and non-economic losses. In Layman’s Terms, these are calculator losses and human losses.
Calculator losses are those that can be added up on a calculator like the cost to fix your car, truck, or motorcycle, your medical bills, and lost wages. Human losses are those that cannot be quantified numerically, like pain, worry, bodily damage and the limitations caused by it.
At The Morrissey Law Firm, P.C., we have handled car wreck cases with injuries ranging from sprains and strains, broken bones, surgery, and even death.
Contact a Missouri personal injury attorney at The Morrissey Law Firm, P.C., for an experienced car accident attorney to discuss your case. Call today to see what questions we can answer, and how we may be able to help.