When people are harmed by dangerous products, including aqueous film-forming foam (firefoam), victims have the right to seek compensation. This compensation is known more generally in civil lawsuits as damages. Every individual firefoam lawsuit is different, but victims typically have the right to seek similar damages.
If you were injured due to exposure to firefoam, it’s time to speak with qualified legal counsel. Rueb Stoller Daniel is ready to help you.
What You Need to Know About Damages
When a civil lawsuit is filed, it is usually because someone has been injured in some way by someone else. Firefoam has been alleged to cause numerous medical conditions and physical injuries. This has forced victims to incur personal expenses related to their ailments. Filing a lawsuit is how the courts allow these individuals to force the responsible party to compensate them. That compensation is known as damages.
Damages are usually designed to compensate victims for their losses (known as compensatory damages). But in some cases, they can be used to punish the at-fault party.
These are known as punitive damages, but they are not available in every lawsuit. In general, they are only an option if the at-fault party was particularly wrongful in its conduct. Your attorney can advise as to whether punitive damages can be requested in your particular case.
The type and amount of damages will vary from one firefoam case to another. Such factors as how long you were exposed to firefoam chemicals, and the injuries you suffered, will affect your claim. Your attorney’s level of skill and experience will also impact how much compensation you win.
Which Damages Might I Be Able to Seek in a Firefoam Lawsuit?
You may be able to seek the following damages, among others, based on the individual facts of your case.
Firefoam is known to cause several serious diseases, including various cancers. Victims will usually need long-term treatment to address their medical issues. Some may develop depression and anxiety. Medications, surgeries, and adaptive medical equipment may be needed.
Lost Wages and Lost Future Wages
While a victim is recovering from or being treated for illness, he or she will miss work. The victim might also miss work, and lose money, to attend court and address related legal matters. In addition, there are cases in which serious illnesses and diseases cut short a once-promising career. If this applies, then the victim will miss out on future income, bonuses, promotions, benefits, and more.
Courts can award damages for lost earnings, both now and in the future.
There are certain kinds of damages that are subjective and therefore more difficult to calculate. These are broadly known as non-economic damages. Included in this category are pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Take notes about how firefoam has harmed your life, your mental health, and your emotional well-being. Your lawyer can then assess the non-economic damages that may be available.
Wrongful Death Damages
If the victim dies from his or her injuries, certain survivors can claim wrongful death damages. These are similar but not identical to the damages listed above. For instance, the family can seek compensation for the victim’s final medical expenses and funeral costs.
Let Us Help You Claim the Maximum Compensation For Your Firefoam Injuries
You deserve to get your life back on track, as much as possible, after suffering an injury caused by someone else. Monetary damages help you to do this. Let Rueb Stoller Daniel assist with claiming the most damages possible in your firefoam lawsuit. Reach out to us today to get started.