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How To Prove Your Non-Economic Damages In A Personal Injury Case


As you may know, a personal injury settlement consists of economic and non-economic damages. You may also know that proving non-economic damages can be challenging because it is difficult to assign a monetary value to these losses.

Non-economic damages include emotional distress, humiliation, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and many others.

In New Hampshire, personal injury claimants can obtain compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. However, it is advisable to seek the legal counsel of a skilled attorney to help you quantify your non-monetary losses.

Below, we will discuss how you can demonstrate the extent of your non-economic damages when pursuing a personal injury claim in New Hampshire.

Contact our Manchester personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC to discuss how to best proceed in your particular case to obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

How You Can Prove Non-Economic Damages in New Hampshire

If you were hurt due to another person’s negligence and their negligence caused your injury and damages, it is highly recommended to contact a knowledgeable attorney to help you establish the value of your non-economic damages.

That attorney can help you can prove the extent of your non-monetary losses by collecting the following types of evidence:

  1. Your journal

It is highly recommended to keep a journal of your feelings and symptoms when it comes to seeking compensation for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. A journal can help you illustrate how your injury affects various aspects of your life.

  1. Psychological evaluations

If your injury resulted in emotional distress, mental anguish, and other psychological effects, your doctor might recommend psychological evaluations. You may use the results of the evaluations to strengthen your personal injury claim.

  1. Testimony from other people

Personal injury claimants often underestimate the importance of testimonies from other people to prove their non-economic damages. You can use testimony from your family members, friends, colleagues, and other people to bolster your claim.

You can use testimony from other people to determine how your injury affects various aspects of your life in order to prove the extent of the non-economic damages.

  1. Photos

If you are seeking non-economic damages because of visible injuries or permanent scarring/disfigurement, you can demonstrate photos of your injuries to prove the extent of your damages.

You need a skilled attorney to help you prove how your injury affects the quality of your life and your ability to enjoy your life.

Does New Hampshire Law Limit Non-Economic Damages?

Previously, New Hampshire law capped non-economic damages at $875,000. However, the New Hampshire Supreme Court declared that the limit was unconstitutional.

As a result, New Hampshire courts no longer limit non-economic damages. If you are seeking compensation for your economic and non-economic damages, consult with an experienced lawyer to help you prove the extent of your damages and get the compensation to which you are entitled.

Schedule a case review with our attorneys at the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC to help you recover both economic and non-economic damages caused by someone else’s fault. Call 800-984-3151 for a consultation.

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