Posted by Gurjit Srai In Personal Injury March 28, 2024 0 Comment

When you are injured in an accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person or party, you may be entitled to certain types of compensation. What type and the amount of compensation you receive depends on the specific facts of your case. In personal injury cases, injured claimants can seek two main types of compensation: general damages and special damages. In certain rare cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages.

2 Types of Compensation

The two major types of compensation available are described below:

  • General Damages: General damages cover the pain and suffering you have gone through and the impact the injury has had on your life, both up to the point of settlement and into the future. The amount of compensation you will receive depends on the specific facts of your case and the extent of your injuries. Examples of general damages include:
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional anguish and trauma
    • Loss of consortium
    • Loss of quality of life
    • Psychological injuries, including depression and PTSD
  • Special Damages: The damages you suffer as a result of an accident that can be substantiated with bills and records and actually substantiated are referred to as special damages. Examples of special damages include:
    • Past and future medical bills
    • Loss of wages
    • Loss of earning capacity
    • Burial and funeral expenses
    • Property damage
    • Out of pocket costs

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Hiring an experienced and skilled Fresno accident attorney can help ensure you get the full monetary compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered. Your attorney will investigate the specific facts of your case and present a claim to the at fault party’s insurance carrier in an attempt to settle your claim.

If the carrier fails to tender the full valuation of your case, your attorney may need to file a law suit and even take your case to trial to get a jury to award the full damages you deserve. This is why it is important to hire an attorney and law firm that has a success rate of handling cases similar to yours and has the experience and capacity to take cases to trial if necessary.

Contact an Experienced Fresno Accident Attorney

If you or a loved has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, you should discuss your legal options with an attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.

The Fresno accident attorneys at the Srai Law Offices advocate for their clients’ full financial recovery through hard work and an aggressive approach. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call 209-323-5558.