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Different Types of Personal Injury Damages

For many, the first time you hear the phrase "damages"in a legal context probably means you are dealing with a Los Angeles personal injury accident and looking into how much your case might be worth. Damages is another word for money and has to do with the different types of money award you can get following your accident. While ultimately you might get a single check, a lot of different injury and other evaluations go into coming up with that total damages number.

Different Types of Personal Injury Damages

The many types of personal injury damages are created to reflect the all encompassing impact a serious Calabasas car accident, truck accident or slip and fall has on your life. You are not just physically injured, you may have missed work as well or can no longer do some of the things you enjoy-- the different damages go to these different impacts. Here's a look at some of the more and less common damages available to you following your accident or death of a loved one.

  • Special Damages- can you come up with an exact financial figure? Then it probably falls in the special damages category which includes things like medical bills, future medical needs and missed time at work. 
  • General Damages- There's a lot of loss and changes when a serious or deadly accident takes place and many of these things are not easy to put a number on. While ultimately a number is determined, general damages refer to those things that don't necessarily carry a doctors bill or car replacement but do suffer from the accident. For instance, how has your marriage changed since the accident? 
  • Punitive Damages- a lot of Los Angeles personal injury clients want to know more about punitive damages because they see them in the news a lot and they are always for a lot of money. Here's the thing that many people do not realize-- punitive damages are in the news a lot because they are actually a very rare type of damage award to receive. Punitive damages are not really about you (the accident victim) as much as they are about punishing the defendant for what is found to be very bad behavior. That being said, if we think your case might be a candidate for punitive damages we will absolutely pursue them to the fullest.

Every Los Angeles personal injury case we handle is different so the best way to learn about what financial awards might be available to your case is to give us a call to chat about the specific details of your case. Our goal as your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer is to maximize your settlement and minimize the amount of time it takes. We know how financially difficult a serious or deadly personal injury accident can be and we do not want to see you going into debt waiting to get your check. For this reason, we take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that you do not pay us a penny until we get you paid. We also set up medical liens for our clients that need medical attention now but pay for it later. Bottom line is this- at Walch Law, we are here to help you every step of the way and all you need to do is fill out our contact us form or give us a call now to get started. We look forward to hearing from you.

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