What are common types of personal injury damages?

What are Compensatory Damages?

personal injury lawyer Spartanburg, SCPutting an amount on the consequences of an accident is a unique challenge, and sometimes it is difficult to do. When you feel that you may have been injured as a result of the negligence of another person, a professional personal injury lawyer can help you define what the appropriate amount would be in order to compensate and satisfy your needs so that you feel that some sense of normalcy can be achieved. Such damages are commonly referred to as compensatory damages.

Personal injury laws vary from state to state, that is why it is important to hire a lawyer who is licensed in the state in which the incident occurred; we are able to best advise you on the appropriate course of action for your unique case. For personal injury cases that occurred in South Carolina, residents choose to hire a Spartanburg, SC personal injury lawyer from Poliakoff & Associates, P.A.

What is medical treatment compensation?

Damages awarded in personal injury cases almost always include the cost of medical care incurred as a result of the accident. This is financial reimbursement for treatment you have received, as well as compensation for future medical costs you may need.

What are lost wages or loss of earning potential?

Income or lost wages includes past and anticipated future losses in salary or pay that are a result of the accident. A damage award based on anticipated losses, may be referred to as “loss of earning potential”. 

What is property loss?

When property such as vehicles, clothing, your home, or other property were damaged as a result of an accident you may seek damages that meet the fair market value of the lost or damaged property.

What are pain and suffering damages?

When an accident leads to serious discomfort, you may seek damages that are intended to compensate for “pain and suffering”. Pain and suffering damages also accounts for ongoing disability or pain that is clearly attributed to the accident. 

What are emotional distress damages?

More serious accidents may lead to ongoing emotional distress. Emotional damages are intended to compensate a personal injury victim for serious psychological impacts of an injury that happened as a result of the accident. Psychological symptoms such as excessive fear, anxiety, and loss of sleep, that can be proven to be connected to the accident, imply emotional distress and compensation can be sought for it.

What is considered loss of enjoyment?

When an injury caused by an accident prevents you from enjoying things that they once did, such as hobbies, exercise, or other leisure activities, you may be entitled to receive compensation for “loss of enjoyment” damage. Being unable to do things that once brought you joy, can lead to other serious emotional issues.

Our firm is well prepared to represent clients in need of a professional personal injury lawyer in South Carolina. If you have been injured as a result of negligence of another person we encourage you to contact Poliakoff & Associates, P.A. to schedule a consultation today.