Damages for Ohio Personal Injuries
After an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you may qualify for financial compensation, also known as damages. Ohio law typically breaks down personal injury damages into three categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Economic damages can be quantified and may be easier to prove in an insurance claim. They are awarded to cover the costs of things like:
- Current and future medical bills
- Therapy expenses
- Property damages
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity/opportunity
- Funeral expenses (in the case of wrongful death)
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, can’t be quantified. They compensate for items that can’t be reimbursed dollar-for-dollar, such as:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Decreased quality of life as a result of your injuries
- Loss of consortium
Depending on the type of injuries you’ve sustained, you may be able to sue for punitive damages, which are designed to punish the party whose negligence caused you harm. Get in touch with us to learn whether you may be eligible.
Ohio’s Collateral Source Rule
Ohio law follows the collateral source rule, which prevents you from receiving double payments when you receive compensation from other sources. This includes any payments you may receive from disability benefits, health insurance, or auto insurance. For questions regarding Ohio’s collateral source rule, reach out to our office in Hamilton today.
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