What Types of Compensation Can I Seek in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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You may still be suffering from the memory of your personal injury accident’s occurrence. But what may be worse is that you may still be living with the injuries and damages that you incurred as a result. You must understand that you are entitled to some sort of compensation for your troubles, whether it be from an insurance claim or a personal injury claim. Continue reading to learn what type of compensation you can seek in your lawsuit and how an experienced Toronto personal injury lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can work in your favor.

What are common examples of compensation I can seek in a personal injury lawsuit?

The types of compensation that you seek to recover in your personal injury lawsuit may vary depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your accident. But more often than not, a plaintiff will claim economic damages. That is, economic damages represent the monetary losses that you incurred, or that you anticipate to incur, as a result of your accident. Examples include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Current economic damages:
    • The cost of your lost wages (i.e., in the event that you are unable to return to work or require occupational therapy).
    • The cost of your medical bills (i.e., in the event that hospitalization, surgeries, therapies, medications, handicap assistive devices, etc. are prescribed).
    • The cost of your property repair bills or the loss of use of your property (i.e., in the event of a car accident with your automobile or a slip and fall accident on your property).
    • The cost of funeral and burial bills (i.e., in the event of your loved one’s wrongful death).
  • Future economic damages:
    • The cost of your anticipated, future lost earning capacity.
    • The cost of your anticipated, future medical bills.
    • The cost of your anticipated, future household services.
    • The cost of your anticipated, future in-home nursing services.

What are other types of compensation?

In addition to economic damages, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for your non-economic damages. That is, non-economic damages are considered subjective, non-monetary losses incurred in a personal injury accident.

So, they are not as easily quantifiable as economic damages, and their value may vary by jury. Non-economic damages have a cap of approximately $418,000 in Ontario as of 2022. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Your pain and suffering.
  • Your emotional distress.
  • Your loss of society.
  • Your loss of enjoyment of life.

The bottom line is that, if you require financial compensation after your personal injury accident, then you must have a skilled Toronto personal injury lawyer in your corner. Call or send a message to Merricks Law Group, P.A. today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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