What Are Personal Injury Damages?

Determining the amount of damages suffered is vital toward the success of any personal injury case. Proving fault is not enough. At the Gulley Law Firm, we work with vocational and economic experts who help prove what your claim is worth.

Attorney James M. Gulley knows how to communicate with such experts, depose them in making certain any economic claims are established and examine them at court in front of a jury. He also knows how to cross-examine opposing experts when challenging their assertions. His goal as a personal injury lawyer is to achieve for you the maximum amount of recovery allowable by law.

The Kinds Of Damages Allowable In Personal Injury Cases

The most common type of recovery in personal injury cases involves compensatory damages. These are allowable damages to compensate you for injuries sustained. The types of compensatory damages include recovery for:

  • Past and present bodily injuries
  • Future effects of bodily injuries
  • Disfigurement and embarrassment
  • Past, present and future pain and suffering
  • Mental distress and anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Inconvenience
  • Expense due to loss of household services
  • Past, present and future medical expense
  • Lost wages and earnings
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium and companionship

In certain circumstances, injury victims can recover punitive damages. Governed by Tennessee law, punitive damages are rarely recoverable. However, sometimes courts will award punitive damages when reckless or hazardous behavior contributed to the injuries.

At the Gulley Law Firm, we get to know your personal situation. We review all medical records and have experts prepare reports documenting the severity of your claim. Our attention to detail assures that we address on your behalf every avenue of recovery for damages.

Arrange For A Free Consultation With Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

Contact our Memphis office for a free initial consultation by calling 901-318-3712, or calling toll free at 800-655-9649. We charge no fee unless there is recovery for you.