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Types Of Damages In Personal Injury Cases

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Overview

If you have been injured because of the negligence of someone else, you may have a lot on your mind. You need to make sure that you heal properly, and you also need to figure out a way to handle all of the medical bills and other financial hits you are going to take as a result of the incident. Thinking about it all at once can be overwhelming, particularly if you are in pain.

When you meet with your personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier for a free initial consultation, he or she will analyze the facts surrounding your situation and work with you to recommend a course of action that is comfortable for you. Below are a few examples of the types of damages you can seek in a personal injury claim:

Compensatory Damages

These are the most straightforward of all types of damages. Basically, compensatory damages reimburse you for any costs you have incurred as a result of your injuries. This includes any medical bills you have incurred, any lost wages, and any ongoing costs you may have to pay, including physical therapy, counseling or equipment needed to get back on your feet.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering cannot be measured as directly as compensatory damages. Essentially pain and suffering compensates you for the physical and mental trauma you have suffered as a result of the other party’s negligence. Your personal injury attorney will use his or her experience to help you come to a figure for pain and suffering damages.

Loss of Companionship

This type of compensation is sometimes referred to as “consortium.” This means that you can recover damages due to your inability to be intimate with your spouse or to even spend quality time with your family as a result of your injuries.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are somewhat rare in personal injury cases, and they are usually relevant only in cases of extreme negligence or when an act was committed intentionally or recklessly, such that the law must ‘punish’ the actor. In some jurisdictions, punitive damages are not available to a plaintiff. Your personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier can help you decide whether or not punitive damages are a possibility.

Generally, your personal injury lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier will manage the legal and, as a result, the financial aspects of your situation so that you can concentrate on healing. Contact the firm today at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874) to schedule a free initial consultation.