What are noneconomic damages in a North Carolina personal injury lawsuit? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Broadly, noneconomic damages are compensation for losses that cannot be precisely calculated. Medical bills and lost wages are economic losses, while North Carolina laws related to personal injuries, wrongful deaths and medical malpractice list noneconomic damages as

  • Pain,
  • Suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Loss of consortium,¬†and
  • Loss of society, companionship, comfort, guidance, kindly offices and advice.

Which types of damages will be available depend on the facts of the case. Consulting with a knowledgeable North Carolina personal injury attorney will clarify what can be claimed.