How Much Is My Case Worth?
No firm can promise you an exact amount of compensation once you decide to take legal action after your accident. However, at Gaddis, Herd, Craw & Adams, P.C., we can promise that we will seek maximum compensation for our clients. This means we will work with loved ones and medical professionals as necessary to ensure that the victim's immediate and long-term needs are represented by their injury claim.
The amount of damages you will be able to pursue also depends on the specifics of your case as every personal injury case is different, but the types of damages available to injury victims remain the same in every case. These types of damages are, economic, non-economic, and punitive. The purpose of economic damages, as the name suggests is to compensate the injured persons for the financial losses they suffer as a result of an injury. This can include medical expenses and lost wages or income due to an inability to work. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for the more intangible losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress and being unable to continue the enjoyable activities of your life.
Both economic and non-economic damages are “compensatory damages” which means the purpose of them is to make up for or compensate the injured party for a loss. A type of damages that has a different purpose is punitive damages. Punitive damages are given in certain circumstances to punish or deter reckless conduct by having the negligent party pay additional damages above and beyond compensatory damages. Punitive damages are not awarded by juries and courts as often as compensatory damages
Injury victims in Colorado are eligible to seek the following damages:
- Medical costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages (present and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment
- Emotional distress
- Legal fees
- Punitive damages