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What are damages?

What are damages?

When individuals file lawsuits against another party, they have the opportunity to gain damages for this case. These cases can be brought to court where it is presented in front of a judge. A judge can make a decision for the case that best fits that particular situation. Each situation can be vastly different, making each case different as well. People can become injured in certain lawsuits where they may seek the liability of another party for this injury. These cases can be personal injury cases. For these cases, the injured party may have medical bills that are piling up or they may be out of work while their injury is healing. During this time, they may be in court to seek damages on behalf of the opposing party. By acquiring legal representation during this time, an injured party can use this to their advantage. Proper legal representation can help them gain the money that they are entitled to due to their accident and subsequent injuries. Damages can be economic or non-economic. These damages can provide monetary compensation for the injured party on behalf of the responsible party.

What’s the difference between economic and non-economic damages?

After an accident, a personal injury case can be beneficial if they injured party wins damages. These damages can provide money for their medical bills and more. Economic damages can cover the cost of medical bills from the accident, lost wages and lost future wages. Since an injury can cause someone to be out of work while they are healing from their accident, damages can be proven to be useful for these people. They may need this monetary compensation to provide for them while they are unable to work. Non-economic damages can be provided as well. If their accident has caused emotional turmoil, they may be able to be compensated for this. This can include pain and suffering that the injured party has gone through. It may also include emotional trauma after an accident. After accidents occur, people may be scarred emotionally. If they are affected emotionally, non-economic damages can provide money to get counseling or therapy. It can be used to work through their issues.

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