If you are injured as the result of another person’s negligence, you probably wish that things were back to the way they were before you were injured. In essence, that is the law’s prescription. It requires that the plaintiff be restored to his or her pre-injury condition. Both economic (out-of-pocket) and non-economic (loss of physical and mental well-being) losses are restored through monetary compensation.
The term “general damages” refers to non-economic losses such as “pain and suffering.” The valuation of such loss is left largely to a jury’s discretion. “Special damages” are those awarded for such compensable harms as medical expenses and lost wages. These can easily be quantified with the help of bills, pay stubs, etc.
Speak to a legal professional if you need advice about your options within our legal system. We specialize in legal matters including auto accidents, insurance bad faith, and on the job injuries. For sound legal assistance, call our law office at 570-714-HURT to schedule a free consultation. Personal injury cases are our specialty.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, the personal injury attorneys at Fellerman & Ciarimboli strive to provide the best service to clients in Philadelphia, Northeast Pennsylvania, and throughout the Keystone State.