Personal Injury Damages


It is estimated that there is an automobile accident every 10 seconds in the United States alone. Chances are that, at some point in your life, you will be involved in an automobile accident either as a driver, as a passenger or as a pedestrian. If you are injured in a car crash through the negligence of another, you will undoubtedly have a lot of questions such as who will pay your medical expenses, who will reimburse you for lost wages and how much you are entitled to recover. With over 30 years experience handling automobile accidents and other personal injury cases, attorney Risa Quinn Feldbusch will help you answer these questions and will work hard on your behalf to help you recover the personal injury settlement you deserve. Examples of damages to which you may be entitled are set forth below.

1. Compensatory Damages: These damages are designed to compensate injured victims for their monetary and non-monetary losses.


          A. Monetary Losses:

  • Medical, dental and surgical expenses incurred. 

  • Costs of future medical, dental and surgical treatment.

  • Transportation expenses to obtain treatment.

  • Value of clothing cut off by emergency personnel.

  • Lost wages including military benefits lost due to inability to comply with deployment orders.

  • Loss of earning capacity.

  • Costs of child care, housekeeping or lawn maintenance expenses incurred during period of disability.

  • Reimbursement for lost tuition and other education expenses, gym and athletic club fees, and charges for karate, dance and other classes or activities for which you have paid but are unable to attend during period of disability.

  • Costs of living with a disability such as in-home nursing care or assistance.

  • Funeral expenses. 

  • Burial expenses.

    B. Non-Monetary Losses:

  • Physical pain and suffering. 

  • Emotional suffering and distress.

  • Permanent injury including, but not limited to, loss of bodily functions, loss of body parts, loss of any of the 5 senses, and permanent impairment rated pursuant to American Medical Association guidelines.

  • Scarring.

  • Disfigurement.

  • Loss of consortium for the victim's spouse to include damages such as loss of companionship and assistance.


2. Punitive Damages: Punitive damages are designed to punish outrageous conduct and to deter others from engaging in similar behavior. These damages may be capped by state law.