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How Much Is Your Personal Injury Claim Worth?

If you’ve recently been involved in a slip and fall accident, car accident, or any other type of incident that resulted filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be wondering how much your claim is worth. The way this is determined is by “special” or “general” damages.

You may be wondering what the difference is between the two types of damages. Special damages are the economic or measurable losses. These might include medical bills, property damage, or lost income because of missing work. For example, if you were involved in a car accident, you be looking to seek damages that cover medical bills, repairing your vehicle, and loss of income during this time.

General damages include emotional damage, pain and suffering, anxiety, emotional distress or anything there is no physical receipt for. If you were involved in a car accident, you may have been left with pain and suffering, trauma, or anxiety. These would all be considered “general” damages. Keep in mind, even though there is no physical receipt for general damages, they are still just as important.

If you’ve been involved in an accident and are looking for a personal injury attorney to protect and represent you, contact Levine and Wiss, PLLC today. Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience and have been featured in New York’s top verdicts for six consecutive years. To schedule a free initial consultation, give us a call at 1.888.GOT.HURT today.