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What Damages Can I Recover After an Injury?

In the wake of a serious injury, you may be facing some high costs, severe pain, and suffering that impacts every part of your life. Those impacts, or damages, can affect your life and your family for years to come. 

So what damages can you recover when you’ve been injured? The compensation you’re due will depend on the details of your injury, so you may need help calculating the value of your potential legal claim. Your lawyer at Anderson & Anderson can guide you when you’re struggling to recover from your injuries. 

Economic Damages 

When you’re hurt, your first concern may be the mountain of bills you’ve accrued because of your injuries. These expenses may be far more than you can afford, but you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for your suffering anyway. 

In these cases, you may need an injury lawyer to help you recover compensation. They can help you total these overwhelming bills, from medical bills to property repair to lost wages. You may have also lost funds because you’re unable to work—your injuries may even leave you permanently disabled. Your lawyer can help estimate the costs of your economic damages and seek the maximum compensation.

Pain and Suffering

But some damages aren’t tangible and easy to calculate like economic damages. Some of your most impactful damages may be your non-economic damages, or the costs of your emotional and mental suffering. 

These damages may include the following, among others: 

All these damages can hurt your well-being, but how do you get paid for non-financial suffering?  

A lawyer is key for these damages, too. Your lawyer has the tools to calculate your damages based on severity and impact. That way, you don’t have to worry about making a mistake and getting less compensation than you’re due. 

Punitive Damages 

In some cases, the at-fault party may have been more than negligent. They may have intentionally harmed you, or maybe they were acting grossly negligent. That means they were going beyond normal negligence. Texting and driving may be negligent, but driving drunk, for example, is even more severe. 

In these cases, you may be due damages beyond the compensatory damages, both economic and non-economic. You may be due punitive damages, which are meant to deter future careless actions. But these damages aren’t easy to seek, and they may be limited—speak with a lawyer for help pursuing these damages.

Seek Compensation with a Lawyer’s Help 

Someone else’s carelessness can have major consequences for you, leaving you suffering because of them. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept what they’re willing to give you in terms of compensation. You’re due compensation that covers all your damages following an accident. 

Don’t risk paying out of pocket. Reach out to a lawyer at Anderson & Anderson for help. We have the tools to help your claim succeed. Find out more when you call 813-251-0072 or fill out the online contact form below and claim your free consultation.