Damages You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
While each case is unique, there are generally two types of damages that can be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit, economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are designed to compensate injury victims for lost wages, past and future medical costs, property damage, and other such financial losses.
Depending on the nature of the accident and the extent of injuries, it may also be possible to recover noneconomic damages for things such as pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of limbs, and loss of enjoyment of life. Finally, if the at-fault party’s conduct was intentional or malicious, such as an assault or other criminal violation, punitive damages may also be available.
Fighting For the Rights of the Injured in NYC
At Scaffidi & Associates, our legal team works closely with each client to make sure they obtain the compensation they deserve. We will take the time to get to know you and understand the unique circumstances surrounding your accident case. Our legal team has extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies. If an insurer fails to make a reasonable offer, we have the skills and resources to fully and aggressively litigate the matter in the courts.
Additionally, we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that you do not pay any attorneys fees unless the claim is successful. Our objective is to help you recover by achieving the best possible outcome. We will offer you compassion, knowledge and a superior level of personal service. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call our office today for a free consultation or complete the contact form on our website.