What Are Non-Economic Damages in South Carolina?

When you’re injured in a serious accident, you may already see the economic damages, or financial losses, caused by the accident building up. However, those aren’t the only ways you could suffer because of your injury. 

You may need compensation for your non-economic damages, too, but what are non-economic damages in South Carolina? If you have questions about your next steps, you may need help from the lawyers at HawkLaw, PA. We can guide you to the full compensation you’re eligible for, not just your bills and lost wages. 

Your Pain and Suffering 

When you’re injured in a South Carolina accident, your mind may first be on the financial losses you’ve suffered because of the injury. However, that’s only a part of the compensation you should be due. You should also receive compensation for your intangible losses

These losses may not affect your finances, but they can affect your quality of life. For example, you may be unable to leave your house because of the anxiety you feel after your accident and injuries. 

Other losses may include emotional trauma, anxiety, a loss of enjoyment of life, or the losses you may feel after losing a loved one through wrongful death

How to Calculate Non-Economic Damages in South Carolina 

Calculating these non-economic damages can be more complicated because they don’t have the same set value that something like car repairs may have. You aren’t able to simply look up the costs of your emotional suffering like you may with medical bills. 

Instead, you’ll need to calculate your non-economic damages by finding the severity of your losses and the impact of those losses. For example, let’s say you lost use of your hand in a car accident. That’s a traumatic loss for anyone, but for a concert pianist, that could be the end of their career.

When you’re the one suffering these losses, it can be difficult to take an objective look at these losses. Fortunately, your lawyer can help you find the worth of your non-economic damages. 

Get Help with Your Damages from a South Carolina Lawyer

When you’re hurt in a serious accident, your injuries are more than physical, financial losses you’ve suffered from. You’re also dealing with intangible losses because of your accident, and those can be difficult to recover from, as well. 

Fortunately, your lawyer from HawkLaw, PA can help you recover and seek the non-economic damages you’re eligible for with your South Carolina claim. We can also get you started with a free consultation* so you can get the help you need when you’re struggling with your losses. 

Ready to file your claim with a lawyer’s help? Connect with one of our lawyers by calling 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or by filling out the online form below.