What Types of Damages Are Generally Available in Personal Injury Cases?

Personal InjuryWhen you have been injured, you may be overwhelmed with all the financial challenges you now face. Being seriously injured is not cheap, and can have a long-term impact on your earning ability. This can be due to the pain, disability, or emotional trauma you have experienced due to your accident. Todd Durham has helped countless clients in collecting the damages they deserve. In most personal injury cases, you can expect general and compensatory damages.

Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages are financial damages that you may have incurred as a result of the accident. This includes medical bills, lost wages, future loss of income, property damage, etc. These damages can be easily calculated and there is typically proof and documentation to back up claims of compensatory damages.

General Damages

These are non-monetary damages that you have suffered. General damages are hard to calculate because the basis of them is subjective rather than objective. This includes pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and emotional distress.

In rare cases, punitive damages may be awarded for behavior that is egregious and malicious. This is a rare exception and should be discussed at length with your attorney before you request punitive damages from a negligent party.

If you would like assistance in obtaining compensation for the damages you have experienced, contact Todd R. Durham. Call (214) 222-4000 today to schedule your initial consultation today!

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