What damages can I seek in a personal injury lawsuit?
You’ll be able to seek what’s first known as economic damages. Those are things that you can actually put a price to, things that you can quantify. I’ve lost a certain amount of money because I haven’t been able to work as a result of this injury. I haven’t incurred a certain amount of medical bills as a result of this injury. These are economic damages that have come out of your pocket that you can quantify. You’ll also be able to seek was known as noneconomic damages. Things that you can’t put a price to but you know that you’ll go through: Pain and suffering. How do you put a price on something that you can’t quantify if you suffer now, if you suffer in the future, if you’ve suffered in the past as a result of an injury that’s something that you can recover in a lawsuit. You can also recover, as I’ve said, economic damages and in some instances there are statutes in place in West Virginia where you may be able to suffer, gain other types of damages. If a individual or a company that has injured you has done so in such a way, for such a period of time, that is so wrong, a court may even allow for what’s known as punitive damages. An amount that goes above and beyond your economic and noneconomic damages, you’re able to get punitive damages. And so, it can be a complicated thing in terms of quantifying these things which is all the more reason that if you’ve been injured and you have questions about economics or you have questions about damages the call the attorneys at Bailey Javins & Carter at (304) 345-0346.