Issue: Under Illinois law, what types of non-economic damages may be recovered in a personal injury action?
|Area of Law:||Litigation & Procedure, Personal Injury & Negligence|
|Keywords:||Non-economic damages; Personal injury action|
|Cited Cases:||809 N.E.2d 156|
In Illinois, non-economic damages are broken down as follows:
- Reasonable and necessary medical care, treatment, and services expenses.
- Damages for the pain and suffering experienced, and reasonably certain to be experienced in the future, as a result of the injuries.
- The cost of aggravation of a pre-existing ailment or condition.
- Loss of a normal life experienced, and reasonably certain to be experienced in the future.
Luye v. Schopper, 348 Ill. App. 3d 767, 809 N.E.2d 156 (2004).