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What damages can I recover in a personal injury claim?

Damages for personal injury come in many different forms. The purpose of personal injury damages is to put the plaintiff back in a position that would reflect their circumstances if the injury had not occurred. It can be difficult to put a dollar figure on things like pain and suffering, but the personal injury lawyers of Penner Law Firm in Connecticut can help you make your case.

The types of damages that are available in a personal injury claim depend on the individual circumstances for each case, and they also differ depending on state laws.

In Connecticut, there are two main types of personal injury damages that you may be entitled to seek compensation for: economic and non-economic. These may include:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income and wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death
  • Loss of companionship
  • Punitive damages (only for medical malpractice injury cases)

These damages can sometimes be capped by state laws, but Connecticut does not currently cap damages for any types of injury cases, although punitive damage amounts are limited to covering the actual costs of the case and the attorney’s fees.

Unfortunately, it's not always easy to seek out the damages you deserve, but with experienced professionals like the personal injury attorneys of Penner Law Firm, you can aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, contact Penner Law Firm at 203-878-1254 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyers today.