What are 3 types of personal injury compensation?

If you have ever experienced the trauma of an injury due to a car accident or medical malpractice, you understand the difficulty and disruption that comes with the recovery process. The emotional and financial support needed to recuperate is very costly in more ways than one.

You may not have been able to do anything to prevent your accident but what you can do is empower yourself to hire a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney to help you understand your rights and recover your loss wages. Hiring a personal injury attorney can help you to understand the types of compensation that are available to you and help you to get on the right path financially to enable you to focus on your health.

There are 3 types of personal injury damages including their compensations. Personal injury cases are difficult to gather and prepare for; If you don’t have the right form of representation and their vast knowledge.

  • Pain and Suffering are careful to add economic value to because they usually involve losses surrounding one's level of emotional distress, even as far as including aches, limitations on activity whether it be permanent or temporary. Depending on the severity of the trauma, the plaintiff has a chance of being rewarded a greater compensation.
  • Economic Damages which includes medical expenses, loss of wages/earnings and property damage. After being provided with all the documents showing proof of the economic damages that the plaintiff has been affected by, these losses are calculated based on what the plaintiff had to pay for out of pocket since that accident. Based on calculations and evidence provided the jury then decides the exact and fair amount that would make the plaintiff financially whole again.
  • Punitive Damages level of punishment is decided on how reckless or heinous the damages are. An example would be a drunk driver causing the accident that has left the plaintiff disabled or disfigured, a punishment for that type of reckless disregard would be harsh and severe to a defendant. The plaintiff would be rewarded a greater amount even when though the amount could never be enough to compensate for the damages done emotionally and physically.  Pain and suffering along with economic losses are all taken into factor when it comes to punitive damages.

With the knowledge, you have gained about personal injury lawsuit damages and its compensation, keep in mind that each case is different so please consult with a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney that will assist you in the best way possible to get the desired results.

Focus on your recovery and enable your personal injury law firm to make the right choices for the sake of your future. If you or someone that you know has been involved in an accident, contact the attorneys at Lichtblau & Goldenberg to schedule a consultation.