In any accident, the liable party owes the injured party damages, or compensation for their injury. Compensation comes in two forms: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the expenses that are easily documented, such as medical bills, lost income, or property damage. Non-economic damages are less easily documented, but just as important. These damages include reparation for your pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and emotional distress. Because these damages are not objective, the way that insurance companies determine the value of them can vary.
The age of a negligent driver can play a significant role in a car accident case. Teenagers often believe that they are invincible and impervious to life's tragedies. Unfortunately, this false sense of confidence - especially on the road - typically results in devastating collisions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), auto accidents are the leading cause of fatalities for teens in the United States. 2,333 teens ages 16 through 19 were killed in car accidents in 2015, while 221,313 required emergency medical treatment in 2014.