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.
- Contact us for a free initial consultation by calling us at 253-859-0220.
Noneconomic 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.
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 earning capacity
When an accident reduces your ability to earn the wages you earned before the accident, you can recover damages for loss of earning capacity.
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.
Pain and suffering
You may receive financial compensation for the mental/psychological suffering you experienced as a result of the accident.
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.