What Damages Can I Recover?

A preventable accident caused by someone else's negligence can lead to a wide range of serious effects. At Smith & Gaynor, LLC, our lawyers and legal team will pinpoint the ways your injuries have affected you and your family, and obtain the appropriate amount of damages to give you financial compensation.

Types Of Personal Injury Damages In New Jersey

New Jersey law recognizes a variety of personal injury damages that plaintiffs can recover from the responsible parties. These are divided into two categories: economic and noneconomic damages.

  • Economic damages include ways that your injuries have financially impacted you. Common examples include your hospital, medical and rehabilitation bills, along with any wages you have lost because you have been out of work — and wages you expect to lose in the future. You can also get compensated for any medical equipment or in-home care you now require.
  • Noneconomic damages are no less real, but can be harder to put a dollar figure to. Examples include pain and suffering; lost enjoyment of life; loss of companionship of a parent or spouse; emotional or psychological trauma; and disfigurement.

Unlike many other states, New Jersey does not put a cap on noneconomic damages. The amount of compensation you receive at trial or in a settlement is based upon the harm you have endured, not an artificial limit.

To learn more about the damages you are entitled to recover, contact the attorneys at Smith & Gaynor, LLC, for a free case evaluation. You can reach our Morristown office at 973-532-2661, or by emailing us. We handle personal injury matters on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing until we obtain your compensation.