If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, be it reckless or intentional, we hope you are on the road to recovery. However, it is likely that some person, company, or corporation is directly responsible for your injuries; or a beloved family member’s wrongful death. The attorneys at Wagner PLLC have experience necessary to fight for you.
Types of Personal Injury cases:
Damages in personal injury cases are meant to bring you, as the victim, back to your original state prior to the accident or incident that caused the injury. In the District of Columbia, damages are categorized into three types: economic, non-economic, and punitive. Economic damages include any out-of-pocket costs that were incurred as a result of the injury, such as lost wages and medical bills. Non-economic damages are for pain and suffering and emotional distress for example, which are much harder to put a dollar amount on. Punitive damages can be awarded alongside compensatory damages when a person maliciously, intentionally, or willfully injures you.