Blog

Articles and information to keep you up to date on personal injury news.

dangerous dog

Types of Personal Injury Damages

Being injured in an accident can be life-changing. People who suffer through the experience may be left with severe injuries, ongoing medical care and extensive property damage. Understanding how to handle these outcomes can be overwhelming for many injured victims. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help those suffering from injuries recognize the types of personal injury damages that they may be eligible to receive.

Compensatory Damages

The most common damages for personal injury are compensatory damages, which are awarded to make up for the physical and financial losses suffered by the injured individual. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Opportunities
  • Emotional Distress
  • Property Damage
  • Medical Bills

Court Costs

The defendant may be ordered to pay for the injured individual’s court costs, including process server fees, court transcriptions, filing fees, deposition transcriptions and translators’ fees.

Nominal Damages

Nominal damages may be awarded in cases where the injury does not call for monetary compensation, but the judge believes that the injured individual was victimized by the defendant. Although the injured victim in the case did not suffer from any significant losses, the judge may still wish to award a small dollar amount to indicate that a wrongful act has taken place.

Punitive Damages

In order to penalize the defendant for outrageous conduct in causing an accident which resulted in an injury to another person, punitive damages may be awarded. These types of personal injury damages are usually only granted in those cases that involved reckless conduct or gross negligence. A monetary amount is ordered to be paid to the victim and is often used as a deterrent for future negligence. Some states have a set maximum amount of punitive damages that can be awarded on certain types of injury claims, including medical malpractice.

In order to receive all of the compensation that a person suffering from injuries is entitled to, it is important that they partner with a personal injury attorney. To learn more about the types of personal injury damages or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney from Sloat & Nicholson, P.C., call 303-447-1144 now.

Related Articles

Articles and information to keep you up to date on personal injury news.

September 29, 2020

Depression & Death: The Deadly Side Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) have devastating consequences that persist long after the injury occurred. Individuals, particularly young adults, who suffer a TBI are at increased risk of depression
Read More

September 22, 2020

Staying Safe While Motorcycling on Wet Roads

Colorado is a fabulous state for motorcyclists. The scenic views and legendary routes that cross the state are some of the most beautiful in the country. But, those
Read More

September 18, 2020

What Happens When a Passenger Suffers Injuries in a Collision?

It is very common for passengers to suffer injuries in a motor vehicle accident. When a collision occurs, many different parties may be responsible for passenger injuries. In
Read More