General Damages vs. Special Damages
When you successfully win a
personal injury claim against a negligent person or entity (such as a corporation) that has
done you harm, the court will typically award financial compensation for
the losses you have suffered. Different sums will be awarded based on
the circumstances of each case, categorized as either special or general damages.
Unfortunately, receiving just compensation after suffering injuries is
not always easy. The direct path to justice begins with a simple phone
call! You will need to review your case with an experienced Orlando personal
injury law firm – call the offices of Todd Miner Law.
What are General Damages?
The consequences of a major accident are not restricted to financial or
even physical. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to receive
what are known as general damages.
General damages are awarded for losses such as:
- Emotional Trauma
Loss of a Loved One (wrongful death)
- Punitive Damages (to penalize the wrongdoing of another)
Before pursuing a personal injury claim, it helps to have a clear understanding
of your rights and the damages for which you may be eligible. Todd Miner
Law will help to outline your case and either negotiate a settlement or
take it to trial. If you have further questions, please contact our firm.
What are Special Damages?
Special damages are awarded to compensate you for any tangible financial
losses you have incurred, including such expenses as:
- Past and Current Medical Bills
- Property Loss and Repair
- Lost Income Resulting from Missed Work or Diminished Earning Potential
Special damages are awarded for specific, documentable losses. In contrast,
general damages tend to address more abstract losses. It is not uncommon
for a personal injury victim to be awarded both general and special damages.
Want to dramatically increase your chances of a successful personal injury
claim? Contact the Orlando personal injury law firm of Todd Miner!
Experienced legal counsel is THE most crucial component of a personal injury
claim. Contact Todd Miner Law today.
Call our firm for the representation your case deserves, or if you have any more questions
on the distinctions between special damages and general damages.