Compensation that will reasonably compensation an injury victim is called damages. Personal injury damages fall into two categories called economic and non-economic damages. A jury decides whether to award damages to a personal injury plaintiff that has suffered because of someone else’s wrongful conduct.
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Personal Injury Damages | Economic Damages
A personal injury victim may recuperate economic damages caused by someone’s negligence. Items of economic damages may include the following:
- Medical Expenses and Lost Earnings;
- Lost Earnings Capacity;
- Loss of Ability to Provide Household Services;
- Damage to Real Property;and
- Loss or Destruction of Personal Property; and
- Lost Profits.
Personal Injury Damages | Non-Economic Damages
A personal injury victim may recuperate non-economic damages caused by someone’s negligence. Items of non-economic damages may include the following:
- Physical Pain and Mental Suffering;
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life;
- Physical Impairment;
- Emotional Distress; and
- A Loss of Consortium.
Personal Injury Damages | Punitive Damages
If sought, punitive damages may be awarded if the injured victim proves by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant engaged in conduct with malice, oppression, or fraud.
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