Liability means “fault,” which can sometimes be a simple matter; but other times, very complicated. Damages is a measure of three items: medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Please remember that damages just put you in as good a position as you would have been in, had the accident never happened. An accident is not like winning the lottery. In fact, the more your damages (the more valuable your case), the more likely you are to wish that it never happened in the first place!
Robert Monahan, Esq. is a lawyer in Gurnee, IL with his own practice in personal injury. He has a radio show on Thursday nights at 7 pm, called “Everyday Law,” on WRLR 98.3 FM, where he tries to demystify the law for the ordinary person. “Everyday Law” can be downloaded as a podcast from iTunes or other various podcatchers. His two websites are www.monahanfirm.com and www.gurneepersonalinjuryattorney.com. He also has two Facebook pages – “Robert A. Monahan, Esq.” and “Everyday Law.”