Non-economic damages, also known as pain and suffering damages, are those damages that refer to abstract losses. They can include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, all types of mental anguish and emotional distress, and loss of consortium. Considering that estimates cannot accurately evaluate these losses, it is strongly recommended to seek legal help. A good personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve.
The term "non-economic damages" refers to compensation for subjective, non-monetary losses, harder to quantify in dollar value.
They are less concrete than economic damages and will be submitted to a jury's evaluation.
Examples of non-economic damages include:
Florida imposes no caps on non-economic damages. In car accident cases, although non-economic damages are not capped, there is a threshold for recovering pain and suffering damages: a doctor has to determine that you have a permanent injury.
Do you believe you have a personal injury case but need clarification on how to get started? Consider speaking with our Miami personal injury attorney. At The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, we can walk you through the complicated process of filing your claim and recovering the non-economic damages you deserve.