What types of damages are available to me if I win my personal injury lawsuit?

December 8, 2009

Damages is a legal term that refers to the amount of money a winning plaintiff is awarded in a civil lawsuit. Damages can be divided into two main categories: pecuniary (monetary) and non-pecuniary.

Pecuniary, or monetary, damages represent actual financial losses you have suffered as a result of your accident and/or injuries. These include:

  • Medical expenses, both past and future
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Household services
  • Property damage

Non-pecuniary damages are compensation for your suffering and do not coincide with any particular financial loss or out-of-pocket expense. These include:

  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

To find out what types of damages may be available to you, contact the personal injury attorneys of Fears | Nachawati today. For free legal assistance from an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer, email us or phone us toll free at 1.866.705.7584.

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