A personal injury accident can leave a New Jersey resident with emotional, physical, and financial pain. While the extent to which victims of these incidents suffer losses may vary, individuals who suffer hardships as a result of other people’s negligent, reckless, or intentional action can often sue for compensation. Compensation sought from a civil lawsuit is often referred to as damages, and fully pleading one’s damages in such a claim is an important part to being made whole after tragedy.
Damages can be financial, such as those related to the medical care a victim must seek when they are hurt in a car accident, slip and fall event, or dog attack. They can also come from a victim’s lost wages and property losses that result from the involvement in such incidents. The money that victims must put into their own recoveries can often be included in their personal injury claims.
Additionally, in some cases a victim may be able to include in their request for damages their assertions that they have suffered emotional pain and suffering, losses of enjoyment in their lives, and declining relationships with those who are close to them. As with all legal matters, readers should contact their own personal injury attorneys to determine what damages, if any, may be pleaded in their cases.
The attorneys of Lanza & Lanza recognize that the recovery of damages in a personal injury case is a significant step toward helping a victim move their life forward after an accident. The firm is available to individuals who are struggling to make sense of their post-injury lives and wish to better understand their rights as victims of personal injury accidents.