Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Filing a personal injury claim can allow you to recover cash damages after an accident in which someone else bears the brunt of the responsibility for your injuries. 

The type and amount of compensation you’re able to recover in a personal injury action varies dramatically according to the nature of the accident and the severity of the injuries you’ve experienced. 

Read on to learn more about the ways that damages in a personal injury case are tabulated, and don’t wait to reach out to a personal injury lawyer in Detroit with Pazner Law for help securing the compensation you deserve. 

Economic Damages After an Accident

After an accident, there are two main types or categories of damages you can recover: economic and non-economic damages. 

Economic damages are generally the bread-and-butter damages in personal injury compensation. They represent the specific financial losses that you’ve incurred directly due to an accident. 

An important example of economic damages is your medical bills after an accident. Whether you have medical insurance or not, a serious injury is likely to leave you with significant costs related to:

  • Hospital bed usage
  • ER admission
  • Ambulance usage
  • Surgery
  • Specialist copays
  • Physical therapy 
  • And many other expenditures

But your medical bills are just one of the ways an accident can harm you financially. Missed time from work can lead to lost wages, and an injury or disability can even lead to a reduction in your future earning potential in extreme cases. 

These two examples are in addition to property damages and other monetary losses you can suffer.

Non-Economic Personal Injury Damages 

Finally, in addition to the above, there are other ways that an accident can impact you that go beyond financial loss. Non-economic damages attempt to represent immaterial losses after an accident that impact your life in many ways. 

For example, your pain and suffering after an accident isn’t represented by a number in your savings account. However, that doesn’t make it any less real. 

An experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer from Pazner Law can accurately estimate the amount of non-economic compensation to which you could be entitled, and we’ll fight for you to recover nothing less than the maximum.

Hurt in an Accident? Contact Pazner Law

An accident can harm you in ways you never thought possible. When the careless actions of another impact your life, Pazner Law reviews your claim for free and can help you recover the maximum allowable compensation for all the damages you suffered. 

Need help? Call us at 313-822-2244 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to request a free case consultation.