A Guide To Personal Injury Damages

After a serious injury accident, costs pile up quickly. You or an injured family member may not be able to return to work after the accident. To return to health or adapt to your post-accident reality, you may need hospitalizations, surgeries, physical therapy or need to use a mobility aid like a cane or wheelchair to get around. This is to say nothing of the emotional trauma you may have experienced.

You do not have to face the overwhelming medical and financial aftermath of a personal injury alone. The injury attorneys at Clark Frost Zucchi have been serving clients in Rockford and the Rock River Valley region for decades. We have recovered more than $70 million in compensation for our clients in the past decade. We fight hard for our clients because we care about them. You are not simply a case number to us; we provide personal attention and trustworthy advice because improving your life matters to us.

Economic And Non-Economic Losses

Your personal injury lawyer at Clark Frost Zucchi will help you determine what types damages you should claim. Many of those damages will fall under the general category of “economic losses,” and can include:

  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Surgeries related to the accident
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Vehicle replacement or repair for an injury sustained in a car accident
  • Lost income
  • Out-of-pocket expenses for housekeeping and child care

For severe personal injury situations, you may choose to claim what are known as “non-economic losses.” These are more challenging to quantify, but your injury lawyer can help add them to the damages you are seeking as part of a compelling settlement offer. Non-economic losses include the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Worsening of previous injuries

Wrongful Death Damages

Relatives of a person who dies due to an injury accident may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. The following losses may be included in the claim:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of future earnings and financial support
  • Emotional trauma arising from the loved one’s death
  • Funeral and burial expenses

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Call us at 815-315-9357 to receive a free consultation with a qualified personal injury lawyer, or schedule your appointment by email. We represent clients in Rockford and throughout the Rock River Valley region.