When you file a personal injury case in the state of Wisconsin, your goal is to obtain compensation for your losses suffered as a result of the negligent actions of another person or entity. The types of compensation that are potentially available to you in a personal injury case are based on Wisconsin law. Probably the most commonly claimed type of damages is referred to as compensatory damages. This type of damages is designed to compensate you for the actual financial losses that you suffered as a result of your injuries. Compensatory damages might include compensation for wages or salary that you lost due to your injuries, as well as compensation for medical bills related to your injuries. These medical bills might include the costs of hospitalization, emergency transport, doctor’s visits, tests and lab work, and physical therapy.
Another type of damages that is potentially available in a personal injury case is pain and suffering. This type of damages is not measured in dollars like compensatory damages. The idea behind pain and suffering is to compensate you for the physical and mental trauma that you suffered as a result of your injuries. A related type of damages is loss of companionship or consortium, which simply refers to your inability to be intimate with or spend time with your spouse or family due to your injuries.
Finally, a personal injury case rarely involves a claim for punitive damages, but they can be relevant in some cases. These damages are reserved for the worst type of negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior that causes an incident that leads to your injuries.
As this post indicates, there are a number of types of damages available in a personal injury case, which may differ substantially depending on the details of your case. For more information about how to properly handle your personal injury claim, contact the Wisconsin personal injury lawyers of Boller & Vaughan today.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.