In a personal injury case, you can seek financial compensation for economic and non-economic losses incurred due to your injuries. Damages can include money for:

  • The cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation, as well as future anticipated medical expenses
  • Loss of wages or income if you cannot work or if you experience a reduction in your income
  • Loss of future earning capacity if your injuries result in limitations on your ability to work
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property loss

In limited circumstances, a judge or jury may award punitive damages, which are intended to punish a liable party for outrageous conduct. For example, punitive damages are often awarded to victims in drunk driving accidents.