Compensatory Damages – What Can I Recover?

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Were you injured because of somebody else’s negligence? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Under North Carolina law, compensation is intended to put an injured victim in the place they would have been had the accident never happened.  These are called “compensatory damages.” 

An experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney should pursue all available compensatory damages on your behalf.  For example, compensatory damages may include medical bills, lost wages, mileage for travel to appointments, prescription costs, medical devices and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.

Other “non-economic” damages may also be recoverable depending on the facts in each case.  Non-economic damages are wide ranging. These damages compensate victims for a variety of different harms.  Recoverable non-economic damages include monetary compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish and emotional distress, loss of society and companionship, and other non-pecuniary harms.  We will pursue every avenue for compensation; this allows us to maximize each client’s settlement or verdict.

The attorneys at Horton & Mendez intend to leave nothing on the table for our clients.  Call us today to see what expenses you have may be recoverable, and how we can create a legal strategy when your claim is ready to present to the insurance company.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.


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