If you file a personal injury lawsuit after being harmed by another person’s wrongful conduct, one of the questions you will likely have is, “How much money can I recover?” Because the circumstances differ from case to case, there is no uniform answer to that question. Even a case with nearly the exact same facts may produce a different result.
However, at the Toledo personal injury law firm of Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault, we find it is helpful to accident and injury victims to know more about the different types of personal injury compensation available to them.
For more than 50 years, we have assisted accident victims throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, including Toledo, Findlay, Lima, Sandusky, Oregon, Defiance, Fremont and surrounding communities. To discuss the damages in your case and to receive a free, no-obligation evaluation, call us today at 567-455-5470 or use our online contact form.
Different Types of Damages Available to Ohio & Michigan Accident Victims
The damages available in an Ohio or Michigan personal injury case generally fall into three broad categories: Economic, non-economic and punitive. We will discuss each one briefly:
- Economic damages – These are sometimes called “compensatory damages.” These damages are sought to compensate you for the actual financial losses you have suffered or can reasonably expect to suffer as a result of your accident. For instance, you will need funds to cover your past and future medical expenses, including treatment, surgery, prosthetics, medication, disability, disfigurement, rehabilitation, therapy and long-term care. You may also need funds to cover your lost past and future wages and other expenses and losses.
- Non-economic damages – These damages compensate you for your physical pain and emotional suffering. When you are involved in a severe car, truck or motorcycle accident, you may suffer immense physical harm and significant emotional trauma, including flashbacks, nightmares and depression.
- Punitive damages – When the wrongful acts of another are especially egregious, such as drunk driving or texting while behind the wheel, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar future misconduct.
Experience & Results
Since our Toledo personal injury law firm was founded more than 50 years ago, the accident and injury attorneys of Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault have secured tens of millions of dollars in favorable verdicts and settlements for clients throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
One of the keys to our success has been our ability to develop an extensive network of qualified experts who have helped us to evaluate and prove damages in our cases. These experts include doctors, nurses, psychologists, life-care planners, mechanical engineers and accident reconstruction experts. We believe in marshaling all of our resources to help our clients.
Contact our Toledo Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Toledo, Findlay, Lima, Sandusky, Oregon, Defiance, Fremont or any of the surrounding communities, contact our Toledo personal injury attorneys today to discuss the damages available in your case and to receive a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us at 567-455-5470 or use our online contact form. We want to help you.