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Damages You Can Earn in a Personal Injury Claim

You know that when someone else’s carelessness or negligence causes you harm that you can file a claim to recover financial compensation. But what does this money consist of? And how do you know whether or not you’re getting a good deal?

Read on to learn more about the types of damages you can earn in a personal injury claim. Need help with your claim? Let a personal injury lawyer review your case for free. 

Economic Damages

In the context of a personal injury claim, economic damages represent the most tangible loss that you can suffer in the wake of an accident. 

Economic damages are strictly financial losses that could be expressed as debits on a bank statement. The two biggest ones that people tend to suffer as the result of a personal injury are:

  • Medical ExpensesAny costs related to your injuries, such as emergency room fees, surgery, or even prescription drugs, would fall into this category. 
  • Lost Wages – These damages refer to either money you’ve lost from missed work due to an injury, or even the loss of future money, should you be unable to return to work. 

Typically, in a personal injury lawsuit, these are the two damages that represent the majority of a settlement’s value. You can consult with a trusted doctor and a personal injury lawyer in order to calculate the value of these specific damages. 

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, represent those damages that are less easily demonstrated on a bank statement. On the contrary, these damages are related to all the other ways that an injury can impact and disrupt your life. 

Some examples of non-economic damages include:

Follow Up with a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you suffer injuries in an accident caused by someone else, an experienced personal injury lawyer with The Nye Law Group can help you maximize the value of your settlement.

Call 912-200-5230 or fill out the form below to get started today. 

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