Issue: Under Illinois law, what kinds of damages may be recoverable in a personal injury action?
|Area of Law:||Litigation & Procedure, Personal Injury & Negligence|
|Keywords:||Personal injury action; Damages|
|Cited Cases:||757 N.E.2d 533|
At a minimum, the following items of damages are available in a personal injury case in Illinois: disability; disfigurement; pain and suffering; future pain and suffering; lost wages; future lost wages; medical expenses; and future medical expenses. Additionally, punitive damages are available if the circumstances warrant. Barton v. Chicago & N. W. Transp. Co., 325 Ill. App. 3d 1005, 1024, 757 N.E.2d 533, 549 (2001).