WHAT TYPE OF COMPENSATION ARE YOU ENTITLED TO IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

If you have been injured by another, you have the right to seek financial compensation from them to help you recover from your injuries (both physical and emotional). Depending on the nature of the other person or company’s action, you may also be able to request additional compensation as a punishment to them.

Compensatory Damages

The first and most common type of compensation is called “compensatory damages.” Simply put, compensatory damages seek to “make you whole,” or financially cover all the costs related to your injury. This may include costs like:

  • Hospital bills and medical treatment
  • Income lost due to the injury
  • Property loss

You can also seek damages for the pain and suffering you experienced, emotional stress, and even the loss of enjoyment if you can no longer participate in favorite hobbies.

Punitive Damages

In some cases, a defendant’s action is especially egregious. Maybe a company knew one of their products represented a swallowing hazard to small children and sold it anyway without a warning. In these cases, you can seek punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant rather than simply compensate you for your injury.

If you think that you have a strong personal injury case and live in Temecula, contact the attorneys at Albrecht & Albrecht.

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