Types of Damages

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Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Determining the types of damages that you can recover in a personal injury case can be difficult. There are separate damages for past medical expenses and future expenses, and for lost wages and loss of earning capacity. The personal injury lawyers at Greaney Scudder Law Firm understand the levels of damages available to their clients and aggressively negotiate with insurance companies for a fair damages award that includes financial losses, physical suffering and emotional pain.

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The following is a condensed list of damages that you may recover in your personal injury case.

Financial Damages

In order to show the financial damages you suffered as a result of someone else's negligence, our personal injury attorneys consult with the appropriate healthcare providers and the top experts in the industry, including (but not limited to) medical experts, life planning experts, and accident investigators.

  • Medical expenses: Medical expenses include the medical bills you paid for the injuries you sustained as a result of the accident or malpractice.
  • Future medical expenses: Future medical expenses include costs for future medical care, rehabilitation, long term care, chiropractic costs, and more.
  • Loss of income: Loss of income damages include the income you lost when you were unable to work your job because of your injury.
  • Loss of earning capacity: When an accident reduces you ability to earn the wages you earned before the accident, you can recover damages for loss of earning capacity.
  • Property damage: If the accident damaged your car, motorcycle, clothing or other belongings, you can recover financial compensation for the fair market value of the property (if a total loss) or the costs of repairing it.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are more difficult to prove and often require the testimony of psychological experts, the accident victim and his or her family members. We work with our clients to provide an estimate of the value of the pain they have suffered since the accident occurred.

  • Pain and suffering: You may receive financial compensation for the mental/psychological suffering you experienced as a result of the accident.
  • Mental anguish: Like pain and suffering damages, damages for mental anguish are related to your emotional distress after an accident, including anxiety, loss of sleep, loss of appetite and more.
  • Loss of enjoyment: Losing your ability to do the things you once enjoyed is devastating and might be included in a damages award.
  • Loss of consortium: If your spouse's injuries were so serious that they affected his or her ability to maintain a sexual relationship or otherwise provide for you, you may recover for loss of consortium.

Damages Available in a Wrongful Death Claim

If you lost a family member to someone else's negligence, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim to recover for the financial damages you have suffered (all of the financial damages listed above) as well as your own pain and suffering and loss of consortium.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer, please contact us in Kent, Washington. Call toll free at 877-449-0506. We offer free initial consultations and flexible office hours.