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Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Case

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If you were injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence you might be wondering what you can do to get compensation. After an accident, you can file a civil suit against the at-fault party to obtain monetary compensation for your loss. Common types of accidents that result in personal injury cases include car accidents, workplace accidents, product liability, wrongful death, and more.

What Can I Recover If I File a Personal Injury?

Filing a personal injury claim allows you to recover the monetary compensation you deserve after the accident. If you were injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you could file a personal injury claim to receive compensation for the following:

  • Economic Damages: After an accident, you will likely have extensive medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more. Filing a personal injury claim can help you cover past and future expenses related to the accident. This means that you can get the money you need to cover any surgery costs or future treatments.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic damages impact your life, but they don't directly impact your wallet. You can still receive monetary compensation for:
    • Pain and suffering
    • Disability
    • Loss of companionship with a loved one
  • Punitive Damages: The court may also award punitive damages during a personal injury case if they believe that the party at fault should be penalized for their wrongdoing.

What Should I Do to Get Compensation After an Accident?

If you believe you have a personal injury case, you will need an experienced attorney on your side. Personal injury cases are complex because they require you to present valid evidence that the other party should be held liable for your injuries.

Our Rockford personal injury lawyers at Reno & Zahm LLP have years of experience helping the injured recover the compensation they are entitled to under the law. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you obtain a favorable outcome. Let our team guide you through the process from start to finish.

Contact our Rockford personal injury lawyers today at (779) 235-9115 to schedule a consultation!

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