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How Are Damages Calculated In Personal Injury Cases In Maryland?

Compensation is based on monetary and non-monetary factors.



Maryland recognizes two classes of damage that are applicable to personal injury cases. On the one hand, you have economic damages and these are things like lost wages and the payment of medical expenses, perhaps some out of pocket expenses and those are frankly easily tabulated and calculated. What is more complicated is the concept of non-economic damages. Now, a jury is given an instruction of various factors they can consider when reaching their conclusions and in their deliberations about what proper compensation for non-economic damages should be. Included here are things like distress, anguish, physical pain, emotional pain. In short and what I've often argued to juries is the ways in which the injury sustained in an accident disrupts the normal flow and course of someone's life.

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