Personal injury claims include various types of compensation that you can claim if you have suffered property damage, injury, or any other kind of loss. You can seek it from the person who is responsible or is a part of these losses. These compensations are defined by a legal term called “damages”.
Depending on the kind of personal injury claim, damages can be divided into the following categories:
General Compensatory Damages
General compensatory damages include non-monetary damages that occur in an injury claim. They are called “general” because they include harm and injuries that generally occur in an accident or claim. Every personal injury victim is expected to go through at least some of these damages.
- Mental anguish
- pain and suffering
- loss of companionship or consortium
A wrongful death claim offers compensation to the surviving family or the loved ones of the individual who passed away as a result of negligent behavior or inefficiency to provide sufficient care by an individual or an organization. These damages include:
- loss of service and support
- funeral and burial expenses
- The emotional distress of loved ones and surviving family
- Cost of pre-death medical care
- loss of financial contribution
- loss of companionship and consortium
Special Compensatory Damages
This type of damage includes monetary expenses that occur due to an injury. They vary from person to person and situation to situation. There is no limit to the claim or the amount demanded by the victim. Below are some of the most common special damages:
- household expenses
- loss of future earnings
- loss of earnings
- medical bills
- cost of future medical care
- cost related to canceled trips or altered plans
Punitive damages are granted in more high-profile cases when the wrongful act or behavior of the defendant is reprehensible or despicable. Such as in the case when the defendant is involved in malicious acts or fraud. This includes, sexual assault, aggravated battery, or fraudulent behavior that results in widespread financial harm.
It’s true, no money can return a person in your life, but everybody wants justice everywhere. Attorneys specializing in wrongful death cases can help you get the right compensation for you to relieve your grief at least partially. They take every case personally and support all clients to be able to recover a range of damages.
Contact Pace Law Firm in Hamilton today to discuss your Personal Injury Case and get a free consultation by visiting their website