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How Much Money Can You Win in a Lawsuit?

Since every case is different, amounts will vary. For all of our clients, our attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the maximum amount of money. We will work to not only get compensation for any medical expenses but also any pain, suffering and loss of wages that may have resulted from your accident. At Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, we have recovered over $400 million for our clients.   

Compensation for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits can be broken down into three categories: economic, non-economic and punitive damages.

Economic Damages

Also known as compensatory damages, economic damages are intended to compensate injured victims for verifiable monetary losses.  Economic damages commonly awarded are:

Medical Expenses

This include costs for hospital visits, ER visits, hospitalization, surgery and appointments needed with a medical professional.

Future Medical Expenses

These are permitted when you can prove that future medical care and procedures will be needed from injuries caused by the accident.

Lost Wages

This includes compensation for lost wages from the time of injury to the conclusion of the lawsuit. Even if the victim was unemployed, he or she could receive compensation for lost wages if the injury affects their earning potential.

Lost Earning Capacity

This can be recovered if you can prove that the victim’s ability to earn money has been impaired or diminished by injuries.

Non-Economic Damages

Also known as pain and suffering or mental anguish damages, these are intended to compensate an injury victim for non-monetary injuries. Non-economic damages commonly awarded are:

Pain and Suffering

This can include compensation for the pain and suffering the victim must endure due to the nature to the injury as well as the financial burdens it can place on your family.

Mental Anguish

These are damages awarded for emotional trauma caused after an accident such as worry, grief and nervousness that can affect enjoyment of life.

Loss of Consortium

In the situation of wrongful death, a surviving spouse or child can be awarded compensation for loss of services, companionship and aid of his or her loved one.

Punitive Damages

If the action of the defendant is considered malicious, a jury can impose punitive damages which exceed simple compensation and are awarded to punish the defendant not to compensate any loss.

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If you have any questions about the damages that you are owed, please call one of our attorneys today at 1-800-229-7989 for a FREE Consultation.