Determining “Damages” for your Injuries

In a personal injury case, there are typically two types of damages that the injured party is seeking for the loss and/or injury to their person or property. General damages are compensation for non-economic things such as pain and suffering, physical disability, disfigurement, loss of love and affection, and emotional harm. Special damages refer to economic losses such as medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning potential, out-of-pocket costs.