How Types Of Accident Compensation Differ

Not all types of compensation are equally quantifiable. Property damage and medical bills are fairly straightforward. Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of activities/hobbies, and impact on a plaintiff’s relationship with their spouse (“loss of consortium”) are not.

If a plaintiff is deemed partially responsible for their injuries, that will be reflected in their settlement amount — for instance, 10% responsibility equals a 10% reduction in  compensation (“comparative negligence”). In a handful of states, even 1% plaintiff responsibility may disqualify them from receiving any compensation (“contributory negligence”).

If an at-fault party’s action or inaction was particularly egregious, a plaintiff may be awarded punitive damages on top of compensatory damages. Punitive damages are meant  to be a monetary gut punch to the defendant to deter similar conduct in the future.

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Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.