Damages in a personal injury claim refer to the losses suffered by a victim. There are two types of damages, special and general. For an accident victim to have a viable claim, he must have suffered a loss.
Special Damages: These include all costs related to medical care, wage loss while recuperating from injuries and property damage.Accidents
General Damages:These can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc.
Damages can also be awarded for future earnings and future medical costs.
The law has strict time limits for filing a personal injury claim. These time limits are referred to as the statute of limitations. If an injured party fails to file a claim within a specified time, they can be forever barred from making a claim for their injuries