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How Are Victims Compensated For Personal Injury?

The amount of damages, or compensation, the liable party must pay the victim should be a fair reflection of the degree of injury or damage, and the degree of liability for the injury. In some cases, the victim may be partially at fault for their own injuries if they acted carelessly by, for example, ignoring warning signs at a construction site. Gerling Law personal injury attorneys will review your case and help you recover the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.

There are two types of compensation awarded in personal injury cases:

  1. Compensatory damages
  2. Punitive damages

Compensatory damages are generally awarded to compensate the victim for the following:

  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages - past and future
  • Medical bills
  • Permanent disability

Punitive (exemplary) damages may be awarded in addition to compensatory damages in some cases that involve intentional or malicious acts. These damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer and set an example to deter others from acting in the same way.

Contact Gerling Law Offices, P.C

To learn more about personal injury compensation, contact our firm. Call 812-266-9051 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Our offices are located in in Evansville and Louisville. Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.