Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer
Serving Westchester County, Fairfield County, White Plains, Stamford, Greenwich
and Metro New York
At Ivey Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, our Greenwich injury lawyers help
individuals and families pursue justice with personal injury claims and
wrongful death claims against individuals and businesses. Working with attorney
John Q. Kelly is a team of experienced litigators and paralegals, ensuring that every
matter we take on is well-staffed and painstakingly prepared.
Unlike most, we measure the success of our
personal injury and wrongful death practice by the quality, and not the quantity, of the
matters we handle. Exhaustive attention to detail is employed at every
stage of each case to maximize each client's recovery, whether by
trial or settlement. Whether you have suffered a permanently disabling
injury or lost a loved one in a fatal accident, you can rely on our team
of injury trial lawyers.
What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of your personal injury claim will vary depending on the nature
of your injuries and the circumstances of your accident. For example,
if you sustain catastrophic car accident injuries that render you paralyzed
for the rest of your life, you may be entitled to much more compensation
than if you were still able to walk. To determine the potential value
of your claim, your personal injury lawyer will need to carefully review
your case and calculate your lifetime costs, using a multiplier based
on the severity of your injuries.
Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Economic, non-economic, and punitive are the three damages available in
a personal injury case. How many damages you will be able to pursue and
how much compensation you will be able to recover depends on the specifics
of your induvial case, as all personal injury cases are different.
All three types of damages are responsible for compensating for a different
loss. Economic and non-economic damages are similar in purpose since both
of these damages fall under the umbrella of “compensatory damages”
which are damages that compensate the injured party for a loss. Punitive
damages are different from compensatory damages in that their main purpose
is to punish the negligent party for their wrong behavior. Compensatory
damages are most often awarded in personal injury cases whereas punitive
damages are not often awarded. Compensatory damages compensate for both
tangible and intangible losses including:
- Loss of income
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
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