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Evaluating a Personal Injury Claim

You were injured in an automobile collision. Your doctor misdiagnosed your condition. A defective product hurt your child. In all these situations, someone is responsible and you have the right to make them pay. When an individual who suffered an injury or loss because of someone’s negligence seeks to recuperate their monetary loss, it is called recovering damages. To do so, you must file a personal injury claim in a civil court.

Economic damages

Economic damages are any expenses you as the victim of someone’s negligence had to pay because of the other person’s actions or inactions. This type of damages includes expenses like:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Car repairs

Non-economic Damages

This category includes, but is not limited to, loss of life or limb, pain and suffering, loss of a loved one, and the disruption in the ability to enjoy one’s life. Assigning a value to these intangible things is difficult. Juries who oversee personal injury lawsuits are not given a formula or in-depth instruction. They have only their judgment and the evidence to assign your non-economic damages a dollar value.

To come up with a figure to present the defense, prosecution lawyers look at a couple of factors. Fault is the most important thing taken into consideration, followed by how severe the injuries are. Many attorneys will consult with colleagues familiar with those classes of claims.

If you or someone you love has suffered loss or injuries because of someone’s negligence, contact the Racine personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800.682.3434 for a free consultation. We will discuss your case and further legal options.