What Are the Different Types of Personal Injury Compensation?

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If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in an accident, recovering compensation for the damages you suffer is critical to your recovery, and ensuring that your total damages are well represented is key. If this is the situation you find yourself in, don’t wait to consult with an experienced Greenville personal injury attorney.

Types of Compensation

In South Carolina, the types of compensation you can pursue in your personal injury claim include:

  • Special Compensatory Damages – Special compensatory damages are also called economic damages, and they refer to those damages you suffer that come with a price tag, such as your medical expenses (including ongoing medical costs) and your lost wages (including any decrease in earning potential).
  • General Compensatory Damages – General compensatory damages are sometimes called non-economic damages, and they refer to those damages that aren’t associated with direct costs, such as your physical and emotional pain and suffering.
  • Punitive Damages – Punitive damages are intended to punish the at-fault party, and they are only awarded when his or her negligence reaches the level of willful, wanton, or reckless.

Turn to an Experienced Greenville Personal Injury Attorney for the Help You’re Looking For

The accomplished personal injury attorneys at Upstate Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC – proudly serving Greenville, South Carolina – are on your side and are well-positioned to help. To learn more, please don’t wait to contact or call us at 864-531-7969 today.

Personal Injury FAQ

What if I’m not seriously injured?

The fact is that serious injuries can be slow to present with painful symptoms. Seeking medical attention immediately after a serious accident is always in your best interest.

What is pain and suffering?

Pain and suffering refers to the physical and emotional pain you endure as a result of the at-fault party’s negligence. These are considered non-economic damages.

Why doesn’t the insurance company cover my damages fairly from the start?

While the insurance company is paid to cover your claim, it is a for-profit enterprise that is fully invested in doing what it can to keep all settlements as low as possible (including yours).

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