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Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Damages Recoverable in a Personal iji Injury Lawsuit In any instance of personal injury, filing a lawsuit enables claimants to seek compensation for any damage they have suffered due to anyone's negligence. There are two categories of Recoverable Damages • Compensatory: General and Special • Punitive Compensatory Damages • Awarded to compensate an injured party for the harm he/she has suffered • Available in medical malpractice, auto accident and slip and fall cases, and certain wrongful death cases • Compensatory damages include general and special damages General Damages • Non-economic damages in an injury claim that do not involve verifiable monetary losses. Non-economic damages are awarded for: • Physical impairment or disfigurement • Loss of enjoyment • Pain and suffering • Emotional distress • Loss of earning capacity or future medical care • Key considerations to determine compensation amount include the individual's type of work, preexisting injuries, and lifestyle. Special Damages Special damages are awarded to compensate for a person's economic or out-of-pocket losses. They include compensation for: • Medical treatment • Income loss • Property loss • Legal fees • Medical care bills necessitated by the wrongdoer's behavior • Special damages are decided based on the documentation the claimant produces from medical providers, employers and other sources. Punitive Damages • Only awarded in rare cases where the defendant's conduct is malicious or intentional • Aim at punishing defendants for their negligence, fraud act or egregious behavior • Court will mete out punishment if the actions were intentional or when there is moral guilt MS MOS Medical Record Reviews Infographic Designed by M S Seeving the Madico-legal tadutry since soon. Managnd Outsouce Solutions

Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

shared by mosmedicalreview on Jul 09
A personal injury lawsuit may involve different types of damage or loss, depending on the type of case as well as the nature and extent of the injury.


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