Under the law, we all have a responsibility to avoid putting other people in harm’s way. Some people have even higher levels of responsibility to others; for example, a business is expected to keep visitors safe from any foreseeable danger. When people or entities fail to meet their duties to the public, they have another responsibility: to minimize the harm their errors have caused.
If you have been harmed by another party’s negligent behavior, filing a legal claim may help you win repayment for any losses you have suffered. At the offices of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our dedicated Iowa personal injury attorneys will work diligently to build a strong case on your behalf. Call us today at (515) 705-0233.
Types of Personal Injury Compensation
A victim of negligent behavior can be compensated for several different losses, depending on the details of the case. Most types of compensation can be classified as either special or general. Special damages are meant to repay victims for financial losses directly related to their injuries, such as:
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Property repair bills
- The cost of any services needed after the accident (such as a home nurse, rental car, etc)
- Lost income due to missed work
In contrast, general damages are paid as a way to make victims’ lives easier after an accident or to repay them for their unfair suffering. These damages include compensation for:
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish or trauma
- Especially egregious negligence (this type of payment is called punitive damages)
If you believe you may be eligible for compensation after an accident or assault, our Iowa personal injury lawyers can advise you on the next steps to take.
The Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. believe in justice for people harmed by negligence. To learn about how we can help you, contact us at (515) 705-0233.