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Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Premier Lawyers of America, and His Elite Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Battle to Obtain the Highest Compensation for Accident Victims in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.


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Suffering a serious personal injury because of someone else’s negligence can be a devastating experience. Whether your injury resulted from a car crash, dangerous product, medical malpractice, or hazardous condition, you may find it extremely difficult to fully recover and get back on your feet. Victims often need emergency medical care and further treatments, such as surgeries or physical therapy, to restore their health. Instead of being able to earn a living, victims may be incapacitated for days or even weeks. When a victim is no longer receiving income, hospital bills can become overwhelming. As a result, victims often find themselves under dire physical, emotional, and financial circumstances.

Although no amount of money can take away your pain and suffering, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Every personal injury case is unique, and compensation is dependent on various factors, such as the severity of injuries suffered and expected recovery time. Receiving sufficient compensation for all your damages may be the only way to start rebuilding everything you lost. Victims should not have to bear the consequences of their injuries alone. If you, or a loved one, were involved in an accident, you need the best attorney in Western New York to pursue your case and obtain compensation for all of your damages. Although we cannot guarantee you an exact dollar amount, our battle-tested personal injury attorneys can accurately estimate what types of damages you will be entitled to recover upon successfully settling or trying your case.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Best Attorney of America, founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to accident victims. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases. Over time, our highly skilled attorneys have seen the devastating impact that accidents and resulting injuries can have on victims and ultimately their loved ones. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned attorneys will take immediate action to systematically investigate your accident, determine liability, and file a claim to preserve your rights. We are determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining you the best possible result for your injuries and all other damages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team is here to support you through this difficult time and will treat you with the respect that you deserve. Contact our extraordinary law firm today at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. There is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

What Are Damages?

If you are considering pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, you are probably wondering what your case is worth. If you have suffered any kind of injury, property damage, or other types of losses, you may be entitled to seek compensation from whoever caused or contributed to your injury. The legal term for personal injury compensation is known as damages. Damages were designed to compensate victims sufficiently to make them whole again. This means that you would be restored to the same position you were in before the accident or injury. The amount of damages received would be based upon what your injuries have cost you monetarily, health-wise, and emotionally.

Compensation involves both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are compensation awarded for actual monetary losses and expenses. On the contrary, non-economic damages involve non-monetary and intangible losses. Whether a case is settled or tried in court, damages are calculated based on the actual injuries you suffered. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team has a long track record of obtaining justice for victims of serious accidents. Our highly experienced attorneys will develop the most effective legal strategy to prove liability, enhance your chances of obtaining the maximum compensation for all economic and non-economic damages suffered, and ensure that justice prevails.

WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY ANOTHER’S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Potential Damages For Your Personal Injury Case Past Due Letter and Coins

Damages awarded in personal injury cases depend substantially on the particulars and facts surrounding your accident. Accurately assessing damages, in any case, can be an extraordinarily complicated undertaking. Determining what damages you are entitled to involves an accounting of the type and scope of all of your resulting injuries. Generally, the more serious your injuries are, the higher amount of damages you will receive. Victims suffering from injuries can pursue recovery of damages, which may include:

  1. All past, present, and future medical costs resulting from your accident;
  2. Rehabilitation and long-term care expenses;
  3. All lost wages from missed work;
  4. Reduced future earning capacity;
  5. Pain and suffering (both physical and mental) caused by your injuries, as well as treatment and recovery;
  6. Permanent disabilities suffered
  7. Loss of consortium;
  8. Loss of enjoyment in life;
  9. Costs to repair or replace damaged property; and
  10. Any other unforeseen damages associated with your accident.

Additionally, punitive damages may be available if it can be demonstrated that the defendant acted grossly negligent or reckless. Recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to personal injury accident victims. Our compassionate team of personal injury attorneys appreciates how difficult of a time this may be for you and your loved ones. The last thing you need is to be stressed about obtaining sufficient compensation.

Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve personal injury claims. Jed Dietrich, Esq., distinguished as an Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, and his best of the best personal injury attorneys will be there for you every step of the way and zealously fight to obtain the best possible result for all your damages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would be honored to speak to you about your possible claim. Our veteran team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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