Information About General Damages

At Handy & Handy, our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience helping individuals and families in Salt Lake City with personal injury claims. We are dedicated to advocating for our clients' best interests and guiding them through the claims process.

We receive all types of questions from clients during their initial consultations. During our first meeting, we will cover a lot of information that is specific to your case. However, we believe it is important to educate consumers about the personal injury claims process and what they need to know about pursuing damages in their case.

Here is what you should know about general damages in a personal injury claim:

Compensation for medical care and treatment: Compensation may be available to pay your medical expenses after an accident. This can include emergency and immediate medical treatment you required along with the long-term medical care you may require to fully recover from your injuries. Seeking compensation for your medical expenses can be a long process, depending on how long it takes for you to recover from your injuries.

Compensation for pain and suffering: You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. This is different from your medical expenses, lost wages and loss of future earnings. Pain and suffering encompasses intangible losses such as emotional issues, frustration, the loss of enjoyment of life and not being able to do the same things you enjoyed before.

Damages for your pain and suffering are harder to evaluate and prove. We will need to learn about how you have been impacted by documenting the activities you used to enjoy, the emotional toll of your injuries and any other effects your injuries have had on your life.

Compensation for lost wages: You may be able to seek compensation for your lost wages after an injury. This can include wages you would have received during missed work due to your injuries in an accident. You may also be able to seek compensation for loss of future earnings if you suffer long-term injuries or complications that result in you not being able to work anymore in your given field or profession.

Our lawyers will guide you through the process of filing a claim. We will explain your rights, what options are available for pursuing damages and how negligent parties can be held liable for their actions.

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Learn more about general damages and how we can help with your personal injury claim. There is no risk to meet with us. We do not get paid unless we win your claim. To arrange a free consultation, contact us online or call 801-639-9678.