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What Type of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Experiencing a personal injury can be a daunting event, riddled with a variety of challenges. The immediate physical pain and discomfort are, of course, a primary concern, but the psychological trauma associated with serious injuries can add significant emotional stress. Additionally, victims often face financial hardships due to mounting medical bills and potential loss of earnings due to the inability to work. Navigating these issues while simultaneously seeking legal justice can put a considerable amount of pressure on injured individuals.

At The Horwitz Law Group, we tackle personal injury cases and have helped countless clients navigate through their legal battles. But what exactly is a personal injury case, and more importantly, what kind of damages can be recovered in such a lawsuit?

Understanding Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases involve incidents where one party is harmed as a result of an injury or accident, and another party might be legally responsible for that harm. These cases could span from auto accidents, mass transit accidents, and medical malpractice to wrongful death cases, among others. Our team at The Horwitz Law Group has extensive experience in all these areas, ensuring we provide the best legal representation for our clients.

Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases

In a personal injury lawsuit, the victim tries to obtain compensation or ‘damages’ for the injuries suffered due to the fault of another party. These damages are generally divided into compensatory damages and punitive damages.

Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages are meant to compensate the injured party for the harm they have suffered. They include:

  • Economic Damages: These cover quantifiable monetary losses incurred by the victi. This may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other financial losses directly correlated with the injury.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These are awarded for the non-monetary aspects of the harm suffered. This can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are not about compensating the victim but are designed to punish the defendant for reckless or intentional behavior and deter others from engaging in similar conduct.

Factors Influencing Damages

Several factors can influence the amount of damages awarded in a personal injury case. These include the severity of the injury, the impact of the injury on the victim’s life, the degree of negligence or fault on the part of the defendant, and the skill and experience of the personal injury lawyer representing the victim.

The Importance of a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer

Navigating a personal injury lawsuit can be complex. The assistance of a personal injury lawyer can positively impact your chances of recovering the damages owed to you. At The Horwitz Law Group, we bring our wealth of experience and legal acumen to ensure that our clients get the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Through a personal injury lawsuit, victims can recover compensatory and punitive damages. However, the specific circumstances of the case and legal representation can significantly impact the outcome. Trust The Horwitz Law Group to secure the compensation you need to rebuild your life.



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for a motor vehicle wrongful death case.


for a 75-year-old woman who suffered an above the knee amputation due to being run over by a private school bus.


for a young lady who was run over by a private waste hauling company while crossing the street.


for a trucking accident resulting in the death of the driver.


for a 70 year old man who died, without any living relatives, seven months after being hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client whose family was killed by a street sweeper that ran a red light.


for a client injured in a 2005 Metra train derailment case.


for a minor rear-ended on an expressway in Kankakee.


for a premises liability accident resulting in below the knee amputation.


for a woman who was hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a client who was injured on the CTA red line train.


for a bicyclist hit by a car.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a rideshare accident injury.


for a low-speed rear-end accident.


for injuries in a van accident pulling a trailer.


for a minor injured in a ride-share accident.


for a pedestrian injured due to a sidewalk defect.


for a passenger injured in a rideshare rollover accident.


for a driver injured in an auto accident.


for injuries from a right-turning truck.


for a family injured in an auto accident.


for a law enforcement officer rear-ended by a truck.


for a motorcyclist rear-ended.


for an individual injured by a dog.


for a bicyclist hit by a car while crossing the street.


for a driver rear-ended on the expressway.


for a client who had lawyers at another law firm trying to settle the accident case for only $60,000.

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