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What Are Non-Economic Damages in Louisiana?

After you’ve been hurt in a serious accident, you are going to have suffered some losses. Whether you were in a car crash, a workplace incident, or a slip-and-fall accident, if you weren’t responsible for your injury, you should be compensated for your losses.

Many Louisiana injury victims pursue compensation by filing a personal injury claim. Part of that process includes listing all the damages you have suffered as a result of your injuries. Damages can be classified as economic or non-economic, but non-economic damages may be harder than economic damages to identify and list in your claim.

 

What Are Non-Economic Damages?

Many accident victims realize they can pursue compensation for damages that directly affect their bank accounts—the costs of replacing your vehicle and receiving medical care after a car accident, for example.

But what about damages that don’t impact your wallet but still impact your life? Those are called non-economic damages, and a lawyer can help you identify them, list them in your claim, and place an appropriate value on them.

 

Examples of Non-Economic Damages

The following are a few examples of non-economic damages in Louisiana:

  • Pain and Suffering – This refers to the physical pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your injury.
  • Mental Distress and Emotional Trauma – This damage references the mental and emotional trauma your injury caused you.
  • Lost Enjoyment of Life – In some cases, your injury may be so severe that it alters your ability to enjoy your life. That is a great loss, and your lawyer can add it to your list of damages.
  • Disfigurement – If your injury disfigures or severely scars you, your self-confidence, emotional stability, and even your ability to get a job could be significantly impacted. You deserve compensation for that.

Your attorney will review the details of your case to help determine what types of non-economic damages you can list in your claim.

 

Call Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers

No matter what kind of accident you were in, you deserve compensation for all of your damages if your injuries were someone else’s fault—and that includes non-economic damages.

The personal injury attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers are ready to help you pursue full and fair compensation. Give us a call today at 225-387-2323 or fill out the online contact form below.