What damages can I recover in a lawsuit?

When an individual becomes injured due to the negligence of another party, they may want to consider their legal options. Many personal injury lawsuits are pursued after a motor vehicle accident, a slip or trip and fall accident, a dog bite, a defective product accident, or a medical malpractice incident. No matter the reason, when someone is injured because of another’s negligence, it is important to hold the negligent party liable. In a personal injury lawsuit, the injured party will be required to prove that the other side was negligent and ultimately caused them to become seriously injured.

If the lawsuit is successful, the injured party may be able to recover damages, which are essentially a monetary award to reimburse an injured party for their burdens. There are two types of damages: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages can be recovered to help cover the cost of the injured party’s medical bills, lost wages due to time out of work, the cost of rehabilitation, and more. Noneconomic damages compensate an injured party for the burdens they have faced that aren’t monetary in nature. These can include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of freedom, or loss of relationship.

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, contact our firm today.

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.