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Damages Available in Personal Injury Cases

The value of your case is ultimately determined by what a jury is willing to award, but a jury can only award damages if you ask for them. That’s why it is important to have an experienced attorney who can help you identify and articulate the various types of damages you are entitled to.

What are Economic Damages?

Economic damages refer to compensation for “objectively verifiable” monetary losses. In a personal injury case that typically means medical expenses and lost wages.

What Are Non-Economic Damages?

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, don’t have a clear “value.” It can be difficult to demonstrate the value of these types of damages to a jury. Common non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and emotional distress.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are different from compensatory damages. Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant for conduct that was especially reckless or malicious.

How we can help

To maximize your chances of full recovery, you need an attorney who will structure your case in a way that accurately demonstrates any economic and non-economic damages you suffered. This requires legal expertise, financial resources, and a knowledgeable support staff, all of which Abraham Watkins provides. If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault and have questions about what your case may be worth, contact an experienced attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 800-594-4884.


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