What Are Compensatory Damages?

compWhen someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident, there are certain procedures in place in order to insure their well-being. In the event of an accident, we call the compensation offered to the victim compensatory damages. In fact, this type of compensation is meant to place the victim of a motor vehicle accident in the position he or she would have been in if the accident and therefore injury had never occurred. After analyzing the injuries that the victim of the motor vehicle accident has suffered, a monetary value is paid out to the latter. There are first and foremost direct bills that are paid back to the individual, such as lost wages, medical bills, or earned sick or vacation time, allowing the individual to be free of the financial burden. In addition to this, there are also compensatory damages that are estimated, despite not having a face value, such as pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it may be in your best interest to pursue compensation in order to assist you in your rehabilitation. Contact us today for a free case evaluation at 1 (844) CANTINI (226-8464).

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