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Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury accidents commonly occur. These accidents often seriously effect the victim’s life through serious injuries, property damage, loss of wages etc. Hiring a personal injury attorney is essential to recovering the highest rightful compensation for the injuries you received. One of the most critical factors for getting maximum compensation for your injury accident is knowing all of the types of damages that are available to you.

Types of Damages That Can Be Claimed as Compensation

Depending on the circumstances of the case, different types of damages can be claimed. These include:

Compensatory damages: Compensatory damages are the damages that are awarded to an injured party for the harm they have suffered. There are different types of compensatory damages. The most common types are general and special compensatory damages.

General Damages: An accident victim receives an award for general damages to compensate for pain and suffering, the loss of a loved one, loss of reputation, or the inability to earn in the future.

  • pain and suffering
  • mental anguish, and
  • loss of consortium or companionship


Special compensatory damages: These damages include expenses or loss related to injury. They include:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical bills
  • Household expenses
  • Future medical expenses


Punitive damages: These are awarded as a method of punishment to the person who is responsible for the injuries. These damages are intended to prevent the person responsible for the damages from repeating the damaging behavior in the future.


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Attorney Eric Reinken, a personal injury attorney in Connecticut has over 30 years of experience in handling personal injury cases in Connecticut. He is a personal injury attorney who will fight for you! Contact Attorney Eric Reinken at +1 (203) 325-8800.

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