What Damages Can I Recover After a Personal Injury Accident?

Personal Injury

Accidents across the United States leave millions of people injured annually. Regrettably, many victims harmed in these accidents are left with towering financial burdens that make it challenging to get the care they need to recover. After suffering a personal injury in an accident, those harmed may have legal avenues that they can take to recover compensation to help ease some of the challenges that they face.

Getting Compensation With a Personal Injury Case

After being harmed in an accident, one of the most common actions taken by victims is the filing of a personal injury claim. These lawsuits are designed to provide those harmed with the financial resources they need throughout their recovery. These claims can be quite time-consuming and complex, making it essential to seek guidance from a personal injury lawyer immediately.

Damages That Can Be Recovered

Filing a personal injury claim can help those harmed recover compensation for various types of damages. The different types of damages that are recoverable can be economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are the costs and financial burdens that individuals face in the aftermath of their accidents. These include costs to replace or repair damaged property, lost wages, medical expenses, and long-term care costs.

Non-economic Damages

Non-economic damages are based on the accident’s impact on a person’s life rather than an actual monetary loss or expense. These damages include loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.

Punitive Damages

Rather than providing victims with financial relief for economic or non-economic damages, punitive damages are awarded with the intention of deterring any further acts of gross negligence and disregard for human life. These damages are provided to injured parties to punish those responsible.

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The personal injury attorneys at McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP have decades of combined experience representing victims who have been harmed in accidents due to the reckless actions of others.

With office locations in Chesterfield, NY, Glens Falls, NY, and Miami, FL, their dedicated legal team is ready and available to take your case and help you protect your legal rights. If you were hurt in an accident and believe negligence played a role, contact the office today by calling (518) 792-1174 to schedule a consultation.


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