If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, under the law you are entitled to receive your damages from the at fault party or their insurance company.
Your damages include what the accident has cost you in terms of money. This includes compensation for past and future out of pocket expenses, including medical expenses, wage loss, loss of earning capacity, and a variety of other “CASH” damages.
In addition, you are entitled to reasonable and fair compensation for all the non-cash ways the accident has affected you. These are called "general damages". General damages include such things as pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. In other words, general damages reimburse you for how the accident and your injuries have affected your life. This may also include money for how your future is affected by the accident as well.
Assigning a dollar figure to general damages is not an exact science. Factors that need to be considered include the nature and the extent of your injuries, the degree of pain and/or emotional suffering, the degree of disability, and the length of time and extent to which the injury will affect your life.
Our attorneys are experienced at evaluating cases and they can tell you what your case may be worth. Call us right now to discuss your case. Or contact us through this website to see if a consultation is appropriate.