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Personal Injury Settlements: What Do They Cover?

Published on April 3, 2017 • Last updated March 1, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books, Utah Lawyer

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If you are injured in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury case. If another person or organization caused your injuries, they are often responsible for covering your losses. An experienced injury lawyer can help you reach a proper settlement. Essentially, personal injury settlements are agreements between you and the at-fault party concerning how much they or their insurance company will pay for your injuries. Insurance companies will try to pay you as little as possible. But we at Good Guys Injury Law know how to get you the compensation you deserve.

You may be uncertain what you can recover in an injury case. This blog post breaks down personal injury settlements and what they cover.

What Can Personal Injury Settlements Cover?

In a personal injury case, you can receive different kinds of compensation. These different types generally fall into two groups: general damages and special damages.

  • General Damages

General damages are often called “non-economic” damages because they include non-monetary losses. These types of damages can include pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and a general loss of enjoyment in life. One of the challenges of personal injury settlements is to accurately put a monetary value on these types of damages.

  • Special Damages

Special damages are losses that are much easier to calculate. They include the direct, out-of-pocket expenses caused by your accident. Past and future medical costs, lost wages, property damage, and other monetary losses qualify as special damages.

  • Is There a Minimum Settlement Amount?

There is no minimum or maximum amount available in personal injury settlements. Every case and circumstance is unique. In many accident cases, the at-fault party’s insurance company may have a policy limit. Regardless of your situation, an experienced personal injury lawyer at Good Guys Injury Law can help you get the largest possible settlement in your case.

Utah Personal Injury Lawyers at Good Guys Injury Law

If you have more questions about personal injury settlements or think you have a case, please contact us today! The personal injury lawyers at Good Guys Injury Law are experienced winning many different kinds of cases. We know the common tricks of insurance companies and how to beat them. We can get you the compensation you truly deserve.

Good Guys Injury Law offers several free and affordable resources to help you with your case. First of all, we offer free initial consultations to discuss your case. In addition, our “No Fee Guarantee” means that you will not pay us any legal fees unless we win your case. If you would like to learn more about accident law on your own, order a free copy of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case. Just click on the title to order your absolutely free copy today!


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