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With the physical, emotional, and financial distress that you must endure in the aftermath of an accident, this time can be a burdening experience. You should not have to suffer this burden alone, but instead, you should fight to recover both your economic and non-economic damages via a personal injury claim. And yes, with the right evidence, it is possible to claim the two types of damages. Read on to learn the difference between the two and how a seasoned York County, PA personal injury attorney at Ilkhanoff & Silverstein can work on your behalf to claim them.

What economic damages can I claim in my personal injury case?

Economic damages in a personal injury claim are composed of the tangible losses that you sustained or will sustain due to your accident. The most popular example is medical expenses. From the first time you receive medical attention at the scene of your accident, to the final treatment you receive for your long-term injuries, these medical bills can easily pile up. And with that, it is difficult to pay for these bills if you have to take time off of work due to your injuries. Lost wages can span from a few days to a few years. And in extreme situations, you may have to switch professions altogether.

Specific to auto accidents, automobiles are commonly damaged in the event of a crash. If you require financial compensation for this, a skilled York County, PA auto accident attorney is ready to support your claim.

What non-economic damages can I claim?

While economic damages are usually intended to restore you to your original financial status, non-economic damages are intended to compensate you for the various types of suffering you experienced due to your accident.

Specifically, non-economic damages are composed of losses that do not come with tangible documentation. Common kinds of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional distress, and disability, among others.

If you believe that you require monetary compensation to recover your damages, regardless of which type, do not hesitate in reaching out to our firm today.

What evidence do I need to claim these damages?

Collecting proof of your economic damages is relatively easy. So long as you retain the proper documents, such as medical bills, past pay stubs, and other expense receipts, you can support your claim.

Proof of non-economic damages may be a bit more challenging, as they do not come with the same kind of documentation. However, what commonly gives the jury enough information to justify your claims is an explanation of the accident or the psychological after-effects from your perspective. Also, a doctor’s or therapist’s note regarding your pain and suffering may also suffice.


If you need legal assistance with personal injury cases, criminal defense matters, family law issues, estate planning law matters, and more, contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today.