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Types of personal injury damages in Ohio: economic, non-economic, and punitive - Slagle and Kotnik Law

Ohio’s personal injury laws are designed to compensate victims who suffer injuries due to others’ negligence or intentional actions. These laws categorize damages into economic, non-economic, and, in severe cases, punitive damages.

Economic damages cover financial losses that are easy to quantify. This includes medical expenses such as emergency care, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and ongoing treatments. It also covers lost wages and future earnings if the injury affects the victim’s ability to work. Costs for home modifications to accommodate a disability are also recoverable.

Non-economic damages address losses that are harder to quantify. These include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship, and reduced quality of life. They recognize the significant personal and psychological impacts of an injury.

Punitive damages are awarded in cases of extreme negligence or intentional harm. They aim to punish the offender and deter future misconduct. These are not compensatory but are a financial penalty against particularly egregious behaviors.

If you’re dealing with a personal injury and need guidance, Slagle and Kotnik Law can help. They specialize in Ohio’s personal injury laws and will ensure you receive all the damages you deserve. Contact Slagle and Kotnik Law today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward justice.

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Larry V. Slagle

Larry V. Slagle

Larry is married, parent of four children and grandfather of seven. He and his wife, Maude, actively participate and serve in numerous professional, civic and charitable activities and organizations that make Stark County a better place to live, work and raise our families.

Don Kotnik

Don Kotnik

Don Kotnik was born and raised in Bascom, Ohio a little town in Northwest, Ohio. He was one of seven children and was taught at a young age that there was no substitute for hard work and determination. After graduating from Bowling Green State University (1987), Don went on to law school at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.

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