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What Are Compensatory Damages?

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The basis of the tort system is to compensate the injured party for the loss. In other words to make that person whole. To put it another way the goal is to put that person into the status that they were in before the loss. In most cases that cannot be done. The injury involves some physical loss. All the court system can do is to compensate with money for the injury suffered. The role of the injury lawyer is to make sure that money awarded is enough. Furthermore the lawyer attempts to make sure the amount awarded can be collected. That source of collection is in most cases an insurer.

What Are Compensatory Damages-How Damages Are Determined

Those damages that may be awarded are based upon such things as your physical injury and how long the injury lasted. The permanency of that injury and the medical expenses are also factors. In addition the loss of income and the intangible of the pain, suffering, anguish and embarrassment suffered must be looked at.

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See Brien Roche’s book Law 101 published by Sphinx Publishing for more information on this subject.

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