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What Damages Are Associated with Brain Injury Cases?

What Damages Are Associated with Brain Injury Cases?

When you suffer a brain injury due to someone else’s negligent and reckless actions, you probably wonder what types of damages you may be able to recover should you decide to file a claim or personal injury lawsuit.

Brain injury cases are similar to most personal injury lawsuits in which the damages, losses, and other factors are calculated to determine the amount you should receive, along with the categorization of the damages. Typically, these fall under two categories: economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

These damages are quantifiable and are associated with a direct value of money lost as a result of the injuries sustained. For instance, your medical bills to treat the injury are associated with an exact amount. This is the same for lost income—you can prove exactly how much was lost.

These are economic damages and are the easiest to identify in a personal injury matter. Whether through settlement or verdict, the exact amount owed to you can be determined and ruled upon without much back and forth regarding the number.

Non-Economic Damages

These types of damages are what can make the award from a personal injury lawsuit more complicated to determine. These are damages that do not have a direct value and the amount of compensation is based on assumptions of the court.

Non-economic damages are typically used to cover pain and suffering costs, lost companionship, and other non-quantifiable losses.

In some rare instances, Florida allows for the court to punish individuals who act in gross negligence when causing harm—such as in physical violence that causes a brain injury. These are additional damages awarded to the victim for no other reason than to punish the defendant for his or her actions.

Roman & Gaynor can help you navigate the complex legal matters and pursue the compensation you need for your losses. Our Clearwater brain injury attorneys work with you to protect your rights and best interests at all times.

Call our firm today at (727) 877-1212.

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