What Types of Compensation Can I Receive in a Personal Injury Claim?

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Unfortunately, accidents and injuries due to the careless or intentional acts of others happen every single day here in the state of Florida. That said, if you were injured due to no fault of your own, you most likely have a path to civil recourse in the form of a personal injury claim. Please continue reading and reach out to a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more about the types of compensation you may receive in a personal injury claim and how we can help you get it.

What compensation may I receive in a personal injury claim?

As long as we can successfully satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, meaning we can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, you should recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred.

Economic Damages

Economic damages are intended to reimburse accident victims for the financial losses they have incurred or will incur as a result of their injuries. Common types of economic damages in personal injury claims are as follows:

  • Medical expenses: Most importantly, accident victims can be compensated for past and future medical bills for hospitalization, surgery, medication, and any other treatment they receive.
  • Lost wages: Accident victims should be compensated for any wages they missed due to being unable to return to work. This includes past and future lost wages.
  • Other expenses: This includes any other costs that a victim has incurred or will incur because of the accident, such as transportation, childcare, household services, damage to their vehicle, and more.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are intended to compensate you for the physical and emotional (though technically more subjective) impact of your injuries. Some of the common types of non-economic damages in a personal injury claim are as follows:

  • Pain and suffering: This includes the physical pain and discomfort an accident victim has experienced due to their injuries.
  • Emotional distress: This includes the psychological trauma and emotional distress an accident victim has experienced as a result of their accident. Proof of emotional distress often comes in the form of professional psychological evaluations and reports.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: This includes the loss of ability to enjoy the activities that an accident victim used to enjoy before the accident, such as hobbies or sports.
  • Loss of consortium: This includes the loss of companionship and intimacy with a victim’s spouse or partner due to their injuries.

Here at Ansbacher Law, we have decades of combined experience representing accident victims in Jacksonville and throughout the state of Florida, and we are here to fight for you, every step of the way. If you think you have a valid personal injury claim, simply reach out to our firm today.