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Pablo: Hey Jason, I know I can get money for damage to my car after an accident, but can I also ask for money to cover my medical bills?

Jason: Great question, Pablo. Yes, if you have medical bills that are related to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you can seek economic damages.

Pablo: What do you mean by economic damages?

Jason: Economic damages are losses related to the accident that have a monetary value. For example, if you were treated in an emergency room, had to go to the doctor, or needed an x-ray, you are entitled to reimbursement.

Pablo: That’s good to know because it looks like I’m going to have to go to physical therapy for a while.

Jason: I’m sorry to hear that, Pablo. Have you missed work because of this accident?

Pablo: Yes. At work I’m on my feet all day and ever since my accident I haven’t been able to go back. Hopefully I will soon.

Jason: You can seek money for your lost wages. This also falls under the category of economic damages, and it covers money you would have earned from the time you had to accident to the date the case is settled.

Pablo: Really?

Jason: Yes. And if you have a long-term disability that prevents you from making as much money as you did before the accident, you can sue for that too. Economic damages also cover the loss of pension benefits, commissions, bonuses, or promotions you might have missed out on.

Pablo: Thank you, Jason. I was really worried about what I would do if it took me a long time to recover.

Jason: You’re welcome, Pablo. If you haven’t found a personal injury attorney yet, I suggest you find one soon. Medical bills and lost wages are just a few of the things you can recover money for. Depending on the details of your case, there could be a number of other damages you could seek compensation for as well.

Pablo: Oh, I didn’t realize that.

Jason: You’re not alone. Many people don’t realize just how much their case could be worth. That’s why the insurance companies would rather work directly with you than through an attorney. They are crafty, and they will use every trick in the book to keep from paying you what you deserve. Don’t try to negotiate with them yourself.

Pablo: That’s not right that they do that.

Jason: It’s not, but it happens way too often. An experienced attorney will fight to get you the fair compensation. And working with one doesn’t have to cost you anything upfront. I don’t charge my clients a dime unless I win their cases.

Pablo: Thanks Jason, that’s good to know!

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