A personal injury case can seem difficult to navigate because there are so many factors. One of the most important of these factors is the types of damages, that is the compensation that you will be awarded for your injuries. Here is an overview of the compensatory damages you could be entitled to from your personal injury case.
General Compensatory Damages
This type of damages does not apply to any specific expenses from your injury. It includes mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship, which are all direct or indirect results of your injury. You could be entitled to general compensatory damages if your injury has permanently impacted your quality of life by preventing you from doing certain activities, for example. General compensatory damages can be just as valid as any monetary expense.
Special Compensatory Damages
On the other side are special compensatory damages, which is what most people think of when it comes to personal injury cases. This includes medical expenses, loss of income, and even household expenses. Usually, special compensatory damages are prioritized in a case because it is the easiest to provide concrete evidence, like medical bills, to support why you deserve this compensation.
Other Types of Damages
General and special compensatory damages are the main types associated with personal injury claims. However, some personal injury cases aren’t as straight forward. You might be entitled to punitive damages if the liable party had the intention to harm you, like in the case of a robbery. Or, you could consider filing for wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one as a result of negligence. Either way, it’s best to see a legal professional to know how to proceed.
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