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What Damages May I Be Entitled to for My Injuries?

Because there are a number of potential losses that a person can experience following an injury caused by negligence, it’s easy to see why there are a number of questions regarding the possibility of compensation and what can be covered.

In personal injury law, there are two main types of damages:

  • Non-economic damages
  • Economic damages

In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded. To learn what these damages entail, continue reading and learn more about what rights you may have to seek compensation following a car accident resulting from negligence.

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Non-Economic Damages

These are damages that may be awarded for certain losses experienced by the plaintiff that do not have a direct monetary value. Typically, non-economic damages are issued for pain and suffering—or emotional trauma experienced as a result of the crash.

Economic Damages

These are losses stemming from the car accident that do have a direct monetary amount attached to them. The court can make a determination on exact losses because there’s documentation associated with them.

For instance, economic damages can cover expenses related to medical treatment, lost wages, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and property damage.

Punitive Damages

In some situations, Georgia courts may issue an award for punitive damages. These are unique situations that go above and beyond a mere act of negligence. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for their actions.

As an example, if someone acts in wanton disregard of someone else’s safety—such as with acts of violence—it may warrant the award of punitive damages to the injured party.

Our San Antonio car accident lawyer is committed to helping the wrongfully injured take action. We know how difficult this time can be for you and how important it is to pursue justice and compensation during one of life’s most difficult moments.

We aim to stand in your corner, fighting on your behalf, and taking the necessary steps to help you move forward following an injury in the most positive and effective manner possible.

Call our firm today at (210) 321-9792 if someone else’s negligence has caused you harm.