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What types of personal injury damages are available?

What types of damages can I expect to receive in a personal injury case?

Each personal injury case is different and warrant different amounts and types of compensation. Each case must be evaluated on its own merits.

The general types of damages available are as follows:

1. General damages which are damages provided to compensate for loss of companionship, loss of reputation, and the physical, mental and/or psychological pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life caused by an injury;

2. Family Law Act damages which is compensation for close family members who have lost care, guidance and companionship associated with the injured person;

3. Family Law Act damages which is compensation paid to close family members who have provided care services to care for their injured relative;

4. Past, present and future loss of income, including lost wages, business income, lost profit and any other type of income loss or economic opportunity losses related to the accident and injuries sustained which are reasonably foreseeable;

5. Past, present and future medical, care and rehabilitation expenses;

6. Past, present and future housekeeping and home maintenance expenses;

7. Out of pocket expenses;

8. Punitive and aggravated damages which are special types of damages which serve as punishment to the person to persons responsible for the accident (usually awarded in cases where there is egregious acts, oppression, malice, fraud, bad faith and so on);

9. Pre-judgment and post judgment interest; and

10. Costs or legal fees associated with pursuing compensation.

To learn more about personal injury issues, contact us at 613-315-4878. Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP, Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer Network. Marc-Nicholas Quinn.