What damages can I recover in a personal injury case?

When an individual is injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, they may want to consider their legal options. In many situations, not only is the injured party suffering a life-altering injury, they may also have to face the reality of expenses associated with the injury that they were financially unprepared for. Of course, this can be incredibly overwhelming and the injured party may not know where to turn. Luckily, individuals who have been injured by another party’s negligence may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit in against the negligent party in an effort to recover damages. There are two types of damages that the victim of negligence may be able to recover.

Economic Damages

As mentioned, victims of negligence are often faced with a heavy financial burden as a result of their injuries and the accident. In a successful personal injury lawsuit, the injured party may be able to recover economic damages that can include:

  • the cost of medical bills and rehabilitation
  • lost wages due to time out of work
  • other financial losses as a result of the accident

Noneconomic Damages

In addition to financial losses that an individual may suffer in an accident, they may also recover compensation for damages that are not financial in nature. These may include:

  • pain and suffering
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • the inability to conduct daily activities as they could prior to the accident

If you have been injured in an accident, contact our firm today to discuss the possibilities for your case.

If you need the services of an experienced Montgomery County attorney who focuses on personal injury or medical negligence, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation today.

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