Types of Damages

Personal Injury Attorney in Hilton Head

If you have suffered injury in any type of accident caused by the negligent action of another individual, it is important to pursue compensation. If harm has been done to you, you have the legal right to obtain money from the defendant as a form of compensation. This monetary restitution is known as "damages." It is also important to develop a complete understanding of the type of damages you may be entitled to with the legal assistance of one of our Hilton Head personal injury attorneys. At Bauer & Metro, P.C., we can work toward protecting this legal right, so call today!

There are different types of damages that you can receive. The most common forms are compensatory, punitive and nominal.

Compensatory Damages
These are used as a form of reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages from missed work, property damage and other finances that had to come out of your pocket. If you were injured, you can be reimbursed for these general damages, even if they will be paid in the future.

Punitive Damages
If the defendant who caused the accident acted in either an intentional or meticulous manner, you may be entitled to obtain punitive damages. The court may order the defendant to pay punitive damages to the victim for the primary purpose of punishment. These damages, however, can work in your favor.

Nominal Damages
Another type of damages is called "nominal damages." These take place when evidence of the damages is only small. If the court decides to award the plaintiff a minimal amount of money, they are considered nominal damages. These may only be asked for in cases where physical injury took place.

Have you suffered from another's negligence?

If you are suffering from injuries caused by another individual's negligence, our firm can help you pursue damages. You can be awarded a combination of the three primary forms of damages and through a free case evaluation, our firm can help evaluate what should realistically be expected. Contact our firm today for the legal assistance you deserve!

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