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Personal injury lawyer-Samer habbasWhen damages are awarded in a lawsuit, the purpose is to restore the plaintiff to the state that he or she was in prior to the defendant’s negligent acts.  California accident attorneys like Samer Habbas are very familiar with the elements of damages in lawsuits. There is a variety of different elements to consider, such as:

  • Property damage
    If the plaintiff sustained any damage to property resulting from the defendant’s negligence, a court or jury may award a monetary sum to the plaintiff to cover that loss.
  • Physical injuries
    Damages for physical injuries is one of the more common and obvious reasons that a court or jury would award damages in a lawsuit.
  • Pain and suffering
    The pain and suffering caused by the negative actions of someone or something is also one of the more basic elements of damages in a lawsuit.
  • Loss of consortium
    Most people assume that loss of consortium applies to only to the marital relationship between husbands and wives. However, loss of consortium can also apply to other members of a family affected by the defendant’s negligent acts.
  • Loss of function
    If the negligent actions of an individual or entity result in the plaintiff losing the function of sight, smell, hearing, physical ability or some other function, this element can be one of the larger portions of damages.
  • Residual or permanent damages
    If a plaintiff can prove that the negative actions caused residual or permanent injury, the amount of damages awarded can increase significantly.

If you or someone you care for has been harmed by the negligent acts of another or if you have questions about the elements of damages in a lawsuit, contact Irvine personal injury attorney Samer Habbas today to schedule a free consultation.

Samer Habbas is a California attorney with over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Throughout his career, he has successfully recovered over $300 million for his clients, solidifying his reputation as a leading advocate in the field.

Samer swiftly gained recognition for his adept negotiation skills and unwavering dedication to his clients. His practice spans a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, dog bites, funeral home abuse, premises liability, and wrongful death.

Samer is known for his compassionate approach and commitment to securing favorable outcomes for his clients. His expertise has earned him the trust and respect of both his clients and his peers within the legal community. He is also deeply invested in giving back to his community. He actively participates in pro bono work and volunteers his time to various charitable organizations. Samer is a champion for those who have been wronged, leveraging his extensive experience and expertise to make a meaningful difference in the lives of his clients and his community.

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