What are non-economic damages?

Typically, there’s two categories of damages; economic damages, and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those damages which would have a fixed cost. Non-economic damages are those damages such as pain and suffering, scarring, mental injury, those types of things, things that you can’t go out and look in the shopping aisle at Walmart and get a price for.

Those are the types of damages that the law firm that you hire is going to be able to maximize for you. So if you hire a law firm or a lawyer that’s not really experienced in obtaining a maximum recovery for you, you might suffer as a result of that, in terms of your recovery.