Personal Injury Damages
When a person is physically or psychologically injured due to another individuals negligence or failure to use reasonable care, it is often known as a personal injury. According to a National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey, more than 29.3 million persons visited the emergency room last year for unintentional injuries.
An unintentional injury is simply one that was accidental, compared to those what were intentional such as acts of violence. Unintentional injuries include falls, car accidents, lacerations, and even poisonings. When an individual suffers from a personal injury, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
At Harbin & Burnett we believe that those who were negligent enough to cause another individual harm should be held accountable for their actions. Our experienced South Carolina injury lawyers can help you determine what personal injury damages you may qualify for and what legal actions to take next.
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Types of Personal Injury Damages
In South Carolina more than 106,000 motor vehicle accidents were reported throughout the state in 2009, of these, more than 29 percent resulted in serious injuries.
In law, damages are typically amounts of money to be paid for compensation of an injury. In personal injury law there are two different types of compensation, general and special damages.
General damages may also be known as non-compensatory damages. Non-compensatory damages are those which cannot be measured by a dollar amount and includes:
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Loss of Consortium
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
Compensatory, or special damages, are those that can be much more easily ascertained with a monetary value, such as:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Lost Opportunity
- Property Damage
Non-compensatory damages may be capped and the laws vary in each state as well as by the cause of the injury. Furthermore, it is important to note that an individual must file a claim within three years of when the injury occurred.
Contact our Anderson Personal Injury Attorneys
Dealing with a personal injury can be physically, emotionally, and financial straining which is why it is important to determine what your legal rights are. At Harbin & Burnett we are committed to helping you get every dollar you deserve in the minimum time possible.
With decades of combined legal experience, our attorneys have extensive practice negotiating and litigating. We can provide comprehensive legal counsel on your specific claim and help to guide you and your loved ones through the litigation process.
We are a full-service personal injury law firm in Anderson, South Carolina and proudly serve the surrounding areas, including:
- Travelers Rest
and many more towns and cities. Your first consultation is free and there's no obligation, so call us today at 1-888-821-0247 to get started on your claim. We work on a contingency basis which means you'll never pay a fee unless you recover compensation.*
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