In personal injury law, loss of enjoyment refers to the victim’s quality of life after the injury.
These damages are generally calculated by a jury that will consider:
- The age of the person who has been injured
- The educational and work history of the injured party
- The severity of injuries
- The future effects of the injury
- The nature of the activity that was lost.
An injury can affect the person’s ability or inability to perform an activity that was enjoyable before the injury.
Some activities might include the following:
- Recreational activities
- Volunteer opportunities
- Social activities
These damages are awarded in California. They are not independent awards, but they are part of compensation for suffering.
A personal injury case may include damages for loss of enjoyment of life. A plaintiff may also be entitled to punitive damages in some cases.
What Is “Loss of Enjoyment in Life”?
Loss of enjoyment in life is a term that can be used in personal injury cases. It refers to the time:
- A person suffers from a mental or physical injury.
- An injury can affect the person’s ability or inability to perform an activity that was enjoyable before the injury.
The most common cause of loss of enjoyment in life is catastrophic injuries like:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Blindness and deafness caused by injuries
- Disfiguring or severe burns
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