Obviously, money alone can’t compensate for certain types of severe injuries or allow someone to fully return to their uninjured state. However, tort damages are assessed as part of a personal injury claim to help restore the injured party back to the condition he or she would have been in if the accident had not occurred. These damages help ensure that the injured party is not unfairly burdened by accident-related expenses.
Tort damages can include:
Tort damages are not intended to punish the person who caused the accident, even if he or she was clearly careless in the events that allowed the injury to occur. Punishment is a matter left for criminal actions, which are separate proceedings from a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if you were injured by a drunk driver, the driver would face criminal charges relating to driving under the influence as well as a personal injury claim for the negligent behavior that allowed the accident to occur.
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If you are in need of legal representation, please call 1.877.614.0008 to speak to the experienced personal injury lawyers at Conte & Associates. Based in Whitby/Oshawa, Conte & Associates works with clients in Whitby and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, and Peterborough.