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Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases

What can I recover? Learn the different types of damages that accident victims may be entitled to.

What can I Recover?

Accident victims who suffer physical and financial injury are entitled to compensation for their losses. Medical bills add up quickly and you may be losing money because you are unable to work. Economic restitution is necessary to ensure your livelihood. The types of damages you experience will determine what you are entitled to recover. If your case proceeds to trial, the jury will decide how much you should receive. Most cases do not proceed to trial, and the parties will reach a settlement amount during informal negotiations.

Types of Damages

There are three main types of Damages:

Monetary Damages

These include:

  • Medical bills

  • Increase in cost of living due to a disability

  • Lost wages

  • Property damage

  • Funeral expenses in wrongful death lawsuits

Non-Monetary Damages

These include:

  • Pain and suffering

  • Loss of affection, companionship, or comfort

Punitive Damages

Victims are awarded punitive damages when the court decides the at-fault party should be punished for especially egregious or harmful conduct. Punitive damages are only available if a victim is entitled to monetary and/or non-monetary damages.

Recovering From an Injury

Thorp Law Can Help You Recover

If another person causes you damages, then you may be entitled to recover. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for monetary damages, non-monetary damages, and punitive damages. Thorp Law has extensive experience fighting for accident victims. Our team of lawyers will hold the at-fault person accountable so you can recover.