"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People

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Anyone who has survived a serious injury caused by someone else's fault wants to know what the legal system provides by way of hard dollars. In this video, attorney Alfred Clarke explains the different types of "damages" an injury lawsuit provides. Compensatory damages are intended to replace in dollars both the "non-economic" losses the survivor has experienced: pain, emotional distress, loss of ability to enjoy life the way you used to, and also the economic losses such as income and medical bills. Another category of damages, See more +
Anyone who has survived a serious injury caused by someone else's fault wants to know what the legal system provides by way of hard dollars. In this video, attorney Alfred Clarke explains the different types of "damages" an injury lawsuit provides. Compensatory damages are intended to replace in dollars both the "non-economic" losses the survivor has experienced: pain, emotional distress, loss of ability to enjoy life the way you used to, and also the economic losses such as income and medical bills. Another category of damages, much less commonly assessed, are punitive damages for intentional or reckless misconduct that caused harm. See less -
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