If you or a loved one has been injured or involved in an accident, you should be aware of all the rights and remedies available.
Personal injury cases may involve many types of accidents, such as auto accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, motorcycle accidents, and trucking accidents, as well as medical malpractice cases.
The types and amounts of damages in personal injury cases depend on the severity and extent of the injury. Compensation can include both compensatory damages (monetary amount to replace what you have lost) and punitive damages (punishment for horrific conduct).
Wrongful death damages usually depend on the relationship between the person suffering for the loss and the person lost. Damages can include but are not limited to loss of companionship, mental anguish, potential financial contributions, medical and funeral expenses.
Loss of consortium is the damage suffered because of a changed relationship between spouses as a result of one spouse’s injuries. Taken into consideration are loss of companionship, affection, sexual intimacy and emotional support.
Damages for emotional distress depend on many issues, including whether the harm was intentional or unintentional.
Pain and Suffering
Putting a price on pain and suffering can be difficult, but factors used in determining damages may include the physical and mental distress suffered from an injury, temporary or permanent limitations on activities, a shortened life span, potential, depression or embarrassment from scarring.
When you or a loved one are hurt you might not be able to work the way you used to, or at all. Damages for monetary loss can be determined by lost earnings (what you lost when you had to stop working and what will be lost in the future because of your injury), medical costs, domestic costs, or the repair or replacement of damaged property.