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Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Have you been in an accident that has left you injured and unable to work? If so, you may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your damages. But, do you know what damages you can claim in such a lawsuit? In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of damages that you may be entitled to in a personal injury lawsuit.

Types of Damages In A Personal Injury Case

Economic Damages

Economic damages are the most common type of damages claimed in a personal injury lawsuit. These damages are awarded to compensate for the financial losses that you have incurred as a result of the accident. Economic damages include:

  • Medical expenses: This includes the cost of hospitalization, medication, and any other medical treatment you have received due to the accident.
  • Lost income: If you are unable to work due to your injuries, you can claim the wages or salary that you have lost as a result.
  • Property damage: If your property was damaged in the accident, you can claim the cost of repairing or replacing it.

Non-economic Damages

Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for the intangible losses you have suffered due to the accident. These damages include:

  • Pain and suffering: This includes the physical and emotional pain and suffering you have endured due to the accident.
  • Emotional distress: If the accident has caused you to experience emotional distress, such as anxiety or depression, you can claim compensation for it.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: If your injuries have prevented you from enjoying activities that you used to enjoy, you can claim compensation for this loss.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant for their reckless or intentional actions. These damages are not awarded in every case, but only in cases where the defendant's behavior was particularly egregious.

Now that you know about the different types of damages that you can claim in a personal injury lawsuit, it's important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

How Our Attorneys at Chad J. Robinson, PLLC Can Help

At Chad J. Robinson, PLLC, we specialize in personal injury law and can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your personal injury case. (561) 564-0233

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