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