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Damages from a Jacksonville Personal Injury Suit

When the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit is successful, the judge will award him or her a certain amount of money to compensate for his or her injuries. The total payment is often composed of several small payments, each for a different expense or problem. These small payments are known as damages.

Each state has its own laws concerning what kind of damages can be awarded, and to whom. These laws are often complicated and can be difficult to understand. If you are interested in learning what kind of damages you may be eligible for, a Jacksonville personal injury attorney can offer advice. For basic information about Florida law in general, continue reading.

Economic Damages

Personal injury law is based on the idea that a person should not have to suffer financially because of someone else’s mistake. Therefore, if you have been injured by another party, you may be able to win compensation for expenses related to the incident. Economic damages can include:

  • Past, present, and future medical expenses related to the injury
  • Lost income, whether it is caused by missed work or the death of a family member
  • Attorney’s fees
  • Property repairs

Non-Economic Damages

Simply being repaid for spent money is not always close enough to justice. In some cases, the judge can award non-economic damages. These can include:

  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages (meant to punish the defendant)
  • Loss of companionship or support in a wrongful death case

Contact Us

To learn more about the law and how it relates to your case, contact Jacksonville personal injury attorney Don Guthrie, PA, at 904-296-1088.

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