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Lupita: Hi Jason, my family was in a car crash, and we are thinking about filing a lawsuit. I was reading online about it but it’s kind of confusing. Can you explain what economic and non-economic damages are?

Jason: Hi Lupita, I’m sorry to hear about your accident, but I’d be happy to explain these to you. First, can you tell me a little more about the accident so I can put these into context for you?

Lupita: Thank you, Jason. Everyone is okay, but husband had the worst injuries. He had to go to the Emergency Room, and he is still recovering. It might be a long road ahead for him. Because of the accident he can’t work. That’s why we were thinking about suing.

Jason: I see, that makes sense. Was anyone else injured?

Lupita: My two grandsons were with us too. They had some minor cuts and bruises, but seem to be okay. The doctor thinks I could have whiplash. I’m starting to get some headaches and neck pain. I have an appointment to go see him tomorrow.

Jason: I’m glad you are going to see the doctor about it, Lupita. And based on what you’ve shared, you could have a case for both economic and non-economic damages. I can explain what these are.

Lupita: Thank you, Jason.

Jason:  So economic damages are losses that you can put a monetary value on. For example, your family’s medical bills from the accident would be economic damages. This includes a trip to the ER, the ambulance fees, medications, and any ongoing rehabilitation or physical therapy.  This would also include your husband’s lost wages. You can sue for the money he would have earned while he was at home recovering.

Lupita: Okay, this makes sense. Thank you, Jason. So then what would the non-economic damages be?

Jason: Non-economic damages are don’t have a clear monetary value connected to them. These include things like pain and suffering or emotional distress. So, for example, if your injuries have caused pain or serious discomfort, you could be entitled to pain and suffering. Or, if the accident impacted you psychologically and you’re feeling anxious or depressed, you could sue for emotional distress. These are just a few examples.

Lupita: I see. So how would we know if we had a case for non-economic damages too?

Jason: This is something that you should consult an experienced attorney on. It’s not as easy to prove non-economic damages, and most insurance companies have teams of lawyers to fight back against any claims. So working with someone who is familiar with their tricks is important. I’ve helped a number of my clients recover both economic and non-economic damages. I’d be happy to talk with you and your husband in more detail about your case.

Lupita: Oh that would be great, but how much would that cost?

Jason: Lupita, I don’t charge anything for a consultation. And if we work together on your case, I won’t charge you anything unless we win. I do this for all my clients.

Lupita: That’s wonderful How would we setup a consultation with you?

Jason: Just call my personal cell number: 210-591-9777.

Lupita: Thank you, I’m going to go talk with my husband now!

DeSouza Injury Lawyers is a leading personal injury firm representing accident victims throughout Texas.


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