Personal Injury Damages

Personal Injury Lawsuits

When a New York personal injury lawsuit is successful, the plaintiff will be entitled to monetary damages. The exact amount of the personal injury award will vary between cases. Generally, the plaintiff will be eligible for personal injury damages to compensate their economic and non-economic losses.

If you or a loved one has been injured, fill out our FREE case review form on this page. Our New York personal injury lawyers will evaluate your eligibility for financial compensation, at no cost to you.

In a successful New York personal injury case, the plaintiff may be able to recover the following economic damages:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Repair or replacement of property
  • Loss of earning capacity

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate the injured victim for non-monetary losses including:

Pain and suffering: Damages for pain and suffering compensate the injured victim for their physical pain. The amount of a pain and suffering award will depend on the nature and severity of the injury, as well as how long the victim is expected to be in pain.

Mental anguish: Damages for emotional distress may also be awarded in a successful New York personal injury lawsuit. Emotional distress is defined as the anxiety, fear, anger, depression or other mental anguish which results from an accident or injury.

Loss of consortium: Spouses of personal injury victims may be able to collect damages for loss of consortium, or the intangible and emotional benefits of marriage. Compensable marital benefits that may be lost due to a personal injury include affection, assistance, sexual relations and comfort.

In rare instances, punitive damages may also be awarded to the plaintiff if the defendant's actions were especially malicious. Only a skilled New York personal injury attorney can determine whether you are eligible for such compensation and the amount of economic and non-economic damages to which you are entitled. To speak with a New York accident attorney about your eligibility for personal injury compensation, fill out our FREE case review form on this page.

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