What Are Non-Economic Damages?
When you get injured in an accident, you can suffer physically and financially. The physical injuries may be obvious, but the emotional suffering isn’t always visible. As a victim of a traumatic accident, you deserve justice for all the ways the accident has affected you.
Non-economic damages account for how an accident affects you non-financially. Victims deserve additional compensation for non-economic damages because this money can make recovery easier and bring a sense of justice.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, a Denver personal injury lawyer from Justice for Colorado will work hard to maximum your personal injury settlement. Our team fights for both economic and non-economic damages because we know what you deserve.
Types of Non-Economic Damages
Colorado has various types of non-economic damages you can recover. Depending on the case, you can recover one or all of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
Exemplary damages are also considered non-economic damages but they live in a category of their own.
The judge is the only one who can award exemplary damages, also known as punitive damages. These damages are awarded only in rare cases in which the defendant was grossly negligent and caused excessive harm to the plaintiff. The judge may award these damages as an additional award to the plaintiff or to punish the defendant.
Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer in Denver
Insurance companies don’t account for non-economic damages in their settlements. By filing a lawsuit, you can recover the full amount of money you deserve for all the ways you’ve suffered in your accident. If you’d like to discuss your case with a Denver personal injury lawyer from Justice for Colorado, you can call 303-647-9691 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation or fill out the contact form below.