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What does it mean when a lawyer is suing for 'damages'?

 

A: Damages means your injuries. Your injuries include those which are 'visible'- that you can see; those that are invisible- those you cannot see; physical pain and anguish; emotional pain, sorrow, anxiety, humiliation, anger, fear, frustration; an inability to do those physical activities you used to do (sports, gardening, music, cooking, etc.); an inability to socialize with friends and family; an inability to interact with your family; changes in your daily lifestyle; the need for medical treatment and visits to doctors; the need for future medical care; medical expenses; prescription medications; household help, and similar types of 'damages'.