Personal injury damages are the money a victim receives for their losses and inconveniences. Their damages can be negotiated in a settlement or paid from a jury award.
Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages. They are awarded for the purposes of compensating the victim. The types and amounts of damages a victim could receive will vary from one claim to the next.
Economic damages can include:
- Past and future lost income and wages
- Past and future medical bills and expenses
- The cost to replace or repair your property
- Legal expenses and attorneys’ fees
Non-economic damages often cover:
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Punitive damages may also be awarded in an injury claim, although they aren’t as common. A court can order this kind of damages to be paid if the at-fault party was particularly reckless or deliberate with their actions. Instead of compensating the victim, punitive damages are awarded to punish and deter the at-fault party.
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Suppose you recently suffered a personal injury, such as in a car accident or a slip and fall. In that case, it’s imperative that you seek reliable legal advice as soon as possible. To schedule your consultation with a skilled Wisconsin personal injury lawyer, call Groth Law Firm today at 414-768-2727.
Personal Injury FAQ
What is my case worth?
Every case is different. The value of your case can depend on many factors. When you meet with a Wisconsin personal injury attorney, they will evaluate your claim and give you an idea of how much compensation you might be entitled to receive.
Am I entitled to punitive damages?
Punitive damages aren’t common and are only awarded by the court when the at-fault party has done something especially egregious. Check with your attorney to determine if they might be applicable in your claim.
How will I pay my medical bills?
Your attorney will work with you to get your medical bills paid or to arrange medical liens so you can pay them once you receive your settlement or court award.