Compensation is intended to cover losses you have suffered due to the negligence of another person. If it was not for the careless actions of the other party, you would not have experienced such damages. Even though monetary compensation might not always return your life to what it once was, it is intended to help make your life as normal as possible.
Economic damages are focused around reimbursing you for losses that are ascertainable. These damages are easily proven through verifiable means or through documentation.
You will receive invoices for medical treatments, which include doctors visits, medications, surgery, emergency care, any appointments with a specialist, hospitalization, along with other costs.
At the same time, if you are unable to return to work due to your injuries, you are able to use income-tax records or previous pay stubs to claim for the wages you have lost.
Non-economic are meant to cover hardships you encounter due to your injuries. These do not have a set value and are difficult to determine. These damages include disfigurement, suffering, pain, scarring, a change to quality-of-life, and any other related losses.
Personal injury lawyers use specific strategies to establish non-economic damages when it comes to negotiations in court or with insurance providers.