Calculate Potential Damages with our Personal Injury Compensation Calculator
The financial loss you suffered due to an accident is defined as damages. Examples of damages are physical and emotional injuries, lost wages, outstanding medical bills, and out of pocket costs.
You cannot calculate personal injury damages on your own, which is you need to consult a qualified attorney after suffering an accident. If you’re interested in learning what your attorney might be able to recover for you in compensation, input your information into our personal injury calculator.
Disclaimer: Use of this settlement calculator and this website is meant for informational purposes only, should not be considered legal advice, and does not form an attorney-client relationship. While this calculator will provide a quality estimate, the details and variables of each case are different, and there is no guarantee you will receive a particular amount of compensation. Speak with one of our lawyers to obtain more information about your potential claim.
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Types of DamagesBack to Top
Damages can be categorized in two ways: either economic or non-economic.
Economic damages, also referred to as special damages, are monetary losses and expenses. Following an auto accident, a way you can calculate your damages is to weigh your:
- Medical Expenses: Your medical expenses are comprised of all treatment and diagnostic fees you accrue following your accident. This can include, but is not limited to, ambulance service, hospital bills, diagnostic charges, surgery expenses, prescription medicines, and physical therapy.
- Lost Wages: The amount of income you would have been due had you been able to work to your full potential without injury.
- Household Services: Costs associated with hiring someone to perform duties you are unable to perform in the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or taking care of children or pets. This is considered a special damage.
- Future Lost Wages: Potential income you wuld continue to earn while you heal from your injuries, and income you would earn if your injuries limit your future earning potential. This amount is determined by a jury, who will take into consideration your age, skill, profession, and life expectancy to calculate a total.
- Potential Medical Care: During trial, a medical expert is called to testify on your behalf if you’re expected to receive medical care in the future.
Non-Economic damages, or general damages, can best be described as damages that don’t come attached to a price tag. Emotional trauma, stress, and a loss of enjoyment in life can accompany an accident or injury; equating a monetary value to these losses is difficult, and there is no standard equation.
General damages attempt to compensate an individual for the pain they have experienced, outside of the financial losses incurred by medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. Examples of Non-Economic damages include, but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of ability to participate in activities
- Trauma, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Emotional anguish
"Negligence" refers to a failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to others. A person is considered negligent if he or she acts differently than a reasonable person in the same situation would, whether by failing to act with a duty of care, or otherwise deviating from the accepted standard of behavior.
Take this scenario as an example: If you're enjoying a day of boating and a captain on a passing boat is trying to put on sunscreen while manning the boat, and he collides into your boat, he was acting in a negligent manner. The at-fault individual, the captain of the opposite boat, was expected to remain attentive while manning his boat. By focusing on other activities, he acted in way in which a careful boater would not. A reasonably careful individual would have kept his eyes on the water ahead, assuring the safety of his passengers and boaters sharing the water.
A Personal Injury Attorney Who Puts You FirstBack to Top
Chances are if you’re utilizing our personal injury calculator, you’ve already experienced enough pain and suffering. To expedite the legal process and ensure you are pursuing full compensation for the physical and emotional injury you’ve been victim to, contact the office of Justin Weinstein.
For the personal attention you deserve, and the legal assistance you need to fight for full compensation, call 954-845-0505 for a free consultation.