In Harms Way
When a person is physically harmed as the result of the negligence of another, the law requires that the plaintiff be restored to his/her pre-injury condition. Both economic (out-of-pocket) and non-economic (loss of physical and mental well-being) losses are restored through monetary compensation. “General damages” refers to such non-economic losses as: pain and suffering”. The valuation of such loss is left largely to the jury’s discretion. “Special damages” are those awarded for such compensable harms as medical expenses and lost wages. These can easily be quantified with the help of bills, pay stubs, and the like. The important thing for plaintiffs is to give a fell accounting of their losses so they may be properly compensated for them.
The victim’s attorney will organize the evidence to support the compensation claim. If you need help with a lawsuit, please contact The Law Office of Riedmiller, Andersen and Scott LLC.