The first thing that might cross your mind after you have been injured due to someone else’s mistake is getting compensation for your loss. After you consult an attorney, they will try to figure out how much damage was done and what is the fair amount of compensation that you should receive. They will take into consideration every type of damage from your vehicle and property to your health and lifestyle. But what are the types of compensation that you can receive in any personal injury case? Let us know the four primary types of compensation a Portland accident lawyer will try to get you:
Special damages also referred to as economic compensation is the amount of money that is directly paid to the victim by the offender for the damages suffered by them such as medical bills, the repairing cost of the vehicle or any property, lost wages and other. In addition, there is no limit on the number of special damages that can be paid to the victim
General damage, also known as non economic damages are tough to measure when compared to special damages. It is the compensation that is paid for the intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, and loss of lifestyle, loss of reputation and similar.
If someone has lost their life because of your negligence, the person at fault is liable to pay their family compensation and this is known as death damages. They may be required to pay for the burial, ceremony or the loss of income to the family for the pain and suffering.
Punitive damages or more like punishment compensation that is given to the offender if they have intentionally conducted a crime against someone such as fraud, sexual behavior etc. These damages punish the defendants for the excessive financial or emotional damage done to someone.
If you were injured in a car, accident faced sexual assault or fraud, suffered a slip and fall injury or any kind of premises liability due to someone else’s negligence, you should file a lawsuit and claim compensation for the monetary and other losses. Sometimes, an accident causes emotional drama, and pain that cannot be compensated through monetary gain. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t claim damages.