When a person is involved in an accident or severely injured due to someone
else’s negligence, they are likely to experience a number of physical,
emotional, and financial challenges. From obtaining proper medical care
to taking time off work to recover to managing mounting bills and day-to-day
expenses, not to mention navigating a new disability or dealing with emotional
trauma resulting from the accident, victims and their families face significant
The losses resulting from a personal injury or accident are known as “damages,”
and they can be either economic or non-economic in nature. The purpose
of a personal injury claim is to allow victims of negligent and wrongful
conduct to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.
Additionally, when a person is wrongfully killed, meaning their death was
caused by the negligent or wrongful actions or inactions of another person
or party, eligible surviving individuals may seek compensation for damages
such as medical care costs, funeral/burial expenses, lost income or inheritance,
and loss of love, support, guidance, society, companionship, and consortium.