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You can recover your actual damages, which are your actual losses such as medical expenses and wage loss. The law allows compensation for future medical and care expenses as well as future loss of income and earning capacity. You are also entitled to damages for personal injuries such as pain and suffering. Pain and suffering are relative to many factors. This can include compensation for emotional distress and mental anguish. The value of your claim may include how your pain and/or injuries affect your ability to participate in activities you enjoyed prior to the injury, such as hobbies, etc. Punitive damages are intended to punish the person who caused your damages. They are only permitted if the person who caused the damages did so with the intent to cause harm or indifference to the possibility of causing harm.
Injuries cost money, including time away from work, medical bills and other complications. You should have an attorney help you with your claim. Not sure if you have a good injury case? Speak to a local personal injury attorney about the merits of your case. This one step can help you protect your rights and take the proper next steps.