Being injured in a New York City accident at the fault of another party can be completely devastating and life-changing. Of course, the injured party may be curious about their options to hold the negligent party liable for their actions. If an injured party does choose to seek legal action, it is important that they are aware of the types of damages that they may try to recover. Damages are compensation for the burdens that the injured party has faced as a result of the accident. There are two categories of damages, economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

The economic impacts of a serious injury can be overwhelming, as many individuals are not financially prepared for the burdens that come with such an accident. When it comes time to take legal action, some of the economic damages that the injured party may want to recover include the cost of the following:

  • Medical bills, surgery, hospitalization
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages due to time out of work
  • Lost future wages
  • The cost of making accommodations to the home or vehicle, if necessary

Noneconomic Damages

Injured parties often face burdens that didn’t actually cost them anything financially but did take a signficant toll on their everyday life. In an injury case, the injured party may wish to seek noneconomic damages, such as:

  • Loss of independence
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional suffering

If you have been the victim of another party’s negligence, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact our firm today for legal guidance.

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.