PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES: In my California Personal Injury case, what is the difference between "economic" and "non-economic" damages?

"Economic Damages" refers to your "out-of-pocket" damages like wage loss, or money you spent on co-pays to attend medical care.  Also, this is known as "special damages."  "Non-economic damages" refers to your "pain and suffering."  This is also known as "general damages."
 

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