In most cases, the goal in personal injury and wrongful death cases is to provide money compensation to the people that have been injured by the wrongful conduct of another. Usually, the goal is compensation, not retribution. A person that has been injured can be compensated for both the economic and non-economic losses they suffer. The heirs of a person that has been killed may seek to be compensated for the loss of care, comfort and society that a loved one provides as well as for the loss of the economic contribution that decedent provided.
In certain circumstances, the law will economically punish a person or business that causes an injury, by requiring the payment of, “punitive damages”.
Damages In Personal Injury And Wrongful Death Lawsuits
The fact that physical and emotional injuries, or the death of a loved one, shake our lives cannot be denied. It is like someone throwing a big rock into a perfectly still small pond. There is a big splash that sends ripples out into the previously calm pond – the effect of an injury or death sends ripples ever outward – touching all aspects of our lives. The “Damages” caused by the actions, or inactions, of another person are not only the Splash but also the ripples and counter ripples that flow from the rock hitting the pond. All those things that result from the rock can be considered Damages. They can include:
Hospital and Medical bills- Past and Future
- Loss of earnings/wages- Past and Future
- Property damage/loss of use
- Your Pain, Suffering, Inconvenience and Discomfort
- Other remedies to bring your life back to normal
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