In the United States, personal injury victims are able to sue in civil court for a variety of reasons including intentional torts, such as assault and trespassing, and unintentional torts, such as negligence.
In order to recover damages, you must be able to show that you were actually harmed in some way. This video explores one of the common types of damages you may be able to recover: pain and suffering, a form of physical injury. The dollar amount awarded varies widely between victims because pain and suffering is very subjective. Courts may look at a number of factors to determine what is appropriate in your case, including the nature of your injuries and the cost of your medical bills.
To learn more about your rights, contact the personal injury attorneys at McCready, Garcia & Leet, P.C. Call our Chicago office at (773) 779-9885 to schedule a consultation.