Damages Available In Indiana Personal Injury Cases
Indiana personal injury law allows for the recovery of basically two kinds of "damages." The first is called compensatory damages and are intended to compensate for the harms and losses suffered. Compensatory damages include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, inconvenience and other losses caused by the at fault person.
Another type of damages are punitive damages, which are intended to punish the person who caused the harm because what that person did was so egregious. For example, an automobile crash that was caused by someone who was intoxicated or drunk may warrant punitive damages. The purpose is not only to punish, but also deter others from acting similarly in the future.
Our Lake County Indiana personal injury attorneys have represented Northwest Indiana individuals who have been harmed by others. The lawyers at Westland & Bennett have extensive experience recovering compensatory damages for our injury clients throughout Indiana, as well as pursuing punitive damages when the circumstances require.