What types of damages can be recovered?
When a person files a personal injury lawsuit, they can claim a number of different damages, but everything has to be related back to the injury that was caused that is the subject of the lawsuit. They are entitled to recover lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, pain and suffering in the past and the future. In some lawsuits, a person may even be entitled to punitive damages, damages that are intent to discourage defendants from continuing to commit bad behavior. There are a number of different things that a person can recover for, and it’s not just limited to your medical bills and your lost wages, mental anguish dependent on the suit. That’s why it is critical to immediately discuss with an attorney what’s happened to you so that you can be sure to document all of the expenses that you may have that are related to a lawsuit.