Hemet Personal Injury Lawyers
Dependable Legal Service since 1989
Being injured due to someone else’s negligence can disrupt, complicate and ruin your life. Medical bills can become overwhelming, and the adjustment to new circumstances can cost far more than you might expect. Make sure you have help from experienced Hemet personal injury lawyers by calling the team at Sweeney, Sweeney & Sweeney, APC. With over half a century of combined experience, we’ve helped clients obtain the full and fair compensation to which they are entitled. We offer free consultations to help you get started. Call today.
What Damages Can I Recover?
Generally speaking, there are three categories of damages available in a personal injury case, economic, non-economic and punitive damages. The specific circumstances of your case will dictate which specific damages and how much an attorney will pursue on your behalf.
Economic damages compensate the injured party for financial losses they sustain as a result of their injury such as medical expenses and missed days at work. Non-economic damages, as the name suggests, compensates for non-financial losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. Given that non-economic damages compensate for such abstract losses they are also called “general damages.”
The last category of damages, punitive, differ from the first two in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party rather than compensate the injury victim. Since punitive damages can be quite severe they are not often awarded in personal injury cases.