RECOVERABLE DAMAGES FROM BEING IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT OR SOME OTHER NO FAULT ACCIDENT

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 Damages are compensated with money from the negligent party.

Damages are compensated with money from the negligent party.

   Damages are the consequences you've suffered from injuries resulting from an accident. Once negligence of the party at fault is established, and causation linking the negligence to your injuries is shown, you must then prove your damages. Just because negligence occurred and injury was caused by it doesn't mean the other side is going to start cutting checks for whatever you want. You must prove damages. Your Asheville personal injury attorney will be invaluable in helping you find the most recovery possible that you are entitled to. Common damages that are sought after accident injury are listed:

COMPENSATORY DAMAGES

A person injured by negligence is entitled to compensation for:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Future inability to earn income
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of or loss of use of parts of the body
  • Past and future physical pain
  • Past and future emotional suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment in life

In wrongful death cases, heirs recognized by the North Carolina Wrongful Death Statute are entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost services
  • Lost companionship, comfort, advice and guidance
  • Any other losses proven

PUNITIVE DAMAGES

When a negligent party acts willfully or with a reckless disregard for the rights and safety of others, punitive damages may also be recovered. Punitive damages are money damages designed to punish the wrongdoer and keep others from engaging in similar misconduct.