If you have been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you are likely entitled to compensatory damages.
Please keep reading to learn more about how our Queens injury lawyers fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
We encourage you to schedule your free consultation with us immediately to discuss your case with a skilled lawyer dedicated to protecting your right to justice.
What Are Compensatory Damages?
Compensatory damages, in essence, are financial settlements designed to reimburse you for the harm the liable party has caused you.
The liable party is the person responsible for your harm. In some cases, the liable party is an individual such as a driver on the road who violated traffic laws. There are also cases where the responsible party is a company or group, such as a truck manufacturer that installed faulty brakes.
Settlement awards come from the liable party’s insurance company. Insurance companies are notoriously reluctant to offer you a fair settlement, but our Queens accident lawyers do not back down.
How has your life been affected by your accident? Are you suffering a lot? Your non-economic damages should reflect how your life changed after your accident.
You can receive compensation for loss of life quality. Your life can be negatively affected by pain, decreased mobility, mental health issues, insomnia, and other accident-related complications.
You may be unable to walk your dog or pick up your child after your accident, which can be hard to cope with. Our Queens injury lawyers fight to make sure your compensatory damages reflect all of this negative change.
Economic damages are easier to calculate because you can typically see them reflected in bills and paystubs. You are entitled to compensatory damages for all the money you have lost related to your accident. That may include lost wages, benefits, medical bills, surgery, rehabilitation fees, and travel expenses.
If your accident has injured you badly enough that you cannot return to your job or the same line of work, you may be entitled to economic damages for that as well.
Compensatory Damages vs. Punitive Damages
Compensatory damages include your non-economic and economic losses, as mentioned above. Punitive damages are designed to punish the liable party for their negligence. For example, if a company knows a product they sell is hazardous but continues to sell it, an injured victim can file for punitive damages to punish them for their wrongdoing.
Punitive damages are not rewarded in every personal injury case because accidents genuinely happen, and not every liable party acted maliciously or intended to hurt someone. If you think you are dealing with a responsible party who needs to be punished, please call our Queens lawyers to discuss receiving punitive and compensatory damages.
How to Get Full Compensation
Our Queens injury lawyers can fight for you to receive full compensatory damages related to your accident. We have experience building successful cases for our clients. We are relentless in our efforts to go against the insurance companies to provide our clients with the fairest possible settlement award. You can receive the compensation you are entitled to when you retain a skilled and dedicated lawyer to represent you.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Queens Injury Lawyers
If you are suffering from injuries caused by a liable party, you are likely entitled to receive compensatory damages. Our Queens accident lawyers are dedicated and experienced, and we want to fight for you to receive full justice from the insurance company. Please give our office a call to schedule your free consultation with us right away.