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Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Case: Understanding Your Options for Compensation

If you've been injured as a result of someone else's actions, you may be entitled to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Damages are a form of compensation awarded to the injured party to help cover the costs of their injuries.

There are two main types of damages that can be awarded in a personal injury case: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that have a specific dollar amount attached to them, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. These damages are relatively easy to calculate because they are based on actual bills and pay stubs.

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are more subjective and don't have a specific dollar amount attached to them. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. These damages are more difficult to calculate because they are based on the individual's subjective experience of their injuries.

In addition to economic and non-economic damages, the injured party may also be able to recover punitive damages in some cases. Punitive damages are not intended to compensate the injured party, but rather to punish the responsible party for their reckless or malicious behavior. These damages are rare and are typically only awarded in cases where the defendant's actions were particularly egregious.

If you or a loved one has been injured and are considering pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, it's important to speak with an experienced attorney. The attorneys at Doucet Co., LPA can help you understand your options and determine what damages you may be entitled to recover. Call (888) 200-9824 to schedule a free consultation.

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