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A Brief Look at Alabama Personal Injury Damages

Dec 29, 2017 - Personal Injury by

In Alabama, as in other states, if you are injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of another, you may be entitled to sue and recover damages. Litigation can be difficult and emotionally-draining.  As such, many would-be plaintiffs are reasonably concerned about whether it’s worth litigating their injury claims — in essence, they want to know what damages they might be entitled to under the law, and whether those damages justify the potential frustrations of a lawsuit. Have you suffered injuries due to someone else’s fault?  Get in touch with an experienced Alabama personal injury attorney as soon as possible.  Your injury claims have a deadline attached to their filing.  Consulting with an attorney early on will ensure that your claims are assessed and litigated in a timely manner. Let’s walk through some of the basics of personal injury damages in Alabama.  By understanding the foundational elements, the extent of your damage recovery will be made more clear. Compensatory Damages Generally speaking, damages are intended to compensate the injured party for their various losses and put them in as close a position as possible to their status prior to the accident at-issue.  Compensatory damages should not unjustly “enrich” the injured plaintiff — they must (to the extent possible) track the actual losses suffered by the plaintiff. Economic Damages Economic damages compensate the injured plaintiff for those losses that are financial in nature.  Though there are exceptions, economic damages tend to be easier to […]

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