Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
The law provides victims of negligence a means of seeking compensation, referred to legally as damages, for serious injuries and wrongful deaths, as well as their detrimental effects. While there are various types of damages available depending on the situation, the most common are compensatory damages.
Types of Compensatory Damages
The most common types of compensatory damages are:
- Medical bills: Serious injuries come with serious medical bills. Victims of negligence have the right to expect compensation that will not only cover the costs of ambulance rides and hospitalization, but also surgeries and all future expenses.
- Lost wages: When an act of negligence leads to missed work, victims have the right to expect compensation for the lost paychecks. When injuries are so severe that victims are not ever able to return to their previous career, or not able to work at all, this can be a significant amount of money.
- Pain and suffering: While certain measurable factors can quantify the amount of discomfort accident victims experience, this is one of the most challenging areas of compensation. Everyone's tolerance for pain is different. How is suffering measured? This is one of the many reasons why it is important to choose an experienced lawyer.
We Carefully Calculate Damages
At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have been handling personal injury claims since 1981. We consider it absolutely critical to calculate damages properly. Our job is to get you as much compensation as possible. The fact that we have recovered more than a billion dollars in compensation for victims of negligence speaks to our ability to do our job.
Free Consultation — Manhattan Injury Damages Claims Lawyers
Call our New York City personal injury compensation attorneys at 212-227-2780 or toll free at 1-800-269-2780. You can also contact us via e-mail. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. We get paid only if you recover money.