According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than five million police‑reported motor vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2020. Although the number of crashes has gone down since the reported six million crashes in 2007, the number of fatalities has gone up. In 2020, there were a reported 38,824 deaths and over 2 million injuries.
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.