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What Are Compensatory Damages?
In the legal world, there are many kinds of damages you can receive following an incident. One of the most common types is compensatory damages. These types of damages are more recognizable when used in personal injury cases. However, they also go toward breaches of contract and medical malpractice suits.
If you suffered an injury, property damage, or any other loss because of the negligent acts of another individual, you might receive an award for compensatory damages. The courts use these damages to reimburse the injured party for the harm received from the defendant.
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What Kind of Costs Are Considered Compensatory Damages?
Compensatory damages can cover a wide variety of expenses. Including:
- Medical bills
- Salary from missed work
- Emotional distress
- Repairs for damaged property
- The cost to replace ruined property
When Are Compensatory Damages Awarded?
The court awards compensatory damages for many scenarios since there are endless ways a person can suffer from loss or harm. To better understand when courts award compensatory damages, you must understand the two different types.
Actual Compensatory Damages vs. General Compensatory Damages
- Actual Compensatory Damages
Actual damages are for an amount no greater than what is necessary to replace the loss you suffered. These are losses where you must prove how much money you’ve lost. Some examples include:
- Bills for hospitals, physical therapy, outpatient procedures, etc.
- Property repair
- Property replacement
- Lost wages or employment income
- In-home medical care
- Nursing home or rehabilitation costs
- Medical treatment
- General Damages
General damages do not reflect a specific dollar amount and are therefore more complicated to prove. For example:
- Mental distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future income
- Expected medical expenses
- The inability to enjoy life as usual
- Loss of opportunity
- Loss of consortium
In some cases, the amounts figured for general damages comes from the total awarded for actual damages. Generally, courts use a method that calculates general damages by multiplying the total amount of actual damages by a number that shows the seriousness of the injury. In other cases, there may be a dollar amount assigned to each day, or “per diem,” where you receive compensation for each day the courts determined you suffered from the damages.
A legal professional will look at the details of your individual case then determine what type of damages you’re likely to get. From there, they’ll collect the evidence and build a case to get you the best outcome possible.
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Find the Legal Help You Need
Generally speaking, winning compensatory damages isn’t always easy. These types of damages often get awarded as part of an even larger case, such as a medical malpractice suit.
It may be challenging to build a convincing case when the defendant has a strong legal team. An experienced attorney can help you prove your losses and secure the compensation you deserve.
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Why Hire an Experienced Lawyer
To receive compensatory damages, you must prove your case. Not only will you need to convincingly show that you suffered the damages, but you’ll need to prove that the person allegedly responsible for your injury gets held accountable. You may need to make a case for the amount you claim the defendant owes you.
In some cases, this might seem simple – if you have a medical bill for $1,000 or an estimate showing $5,000 of need repairs, you have evidence. But keep in mind the person you’re holding accountable will also try to show there is no reason he or she is responsible for the negligent act and should not have to pay compensatory damages.
An experienced attorney can help you build a strong case for your compensatory damages. He or she may be familiar with each step of the process, including the gathering of evidence to prove your case. The personal injury attorney may also be able to anticipate what the defendant may do. When working with a personal injury attorney, he or she will prepare you for anything that may come up throughout the process.
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The legal professional that you choose to work with will set the pricing structure and inform you of these costs before you enter an agreement. The final cost of working with a lawyer to represent you in your compensatory damages case will depend on several different factors.
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