What types of damages can I recover through a Georgia personal injury claim?

You may be eligible to recover damages from a Georgia personal injury claim based on 2 main categories: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are related to the financial aspect of your claim.
These damages typically include medical expenses such as hospital bills, medications, doctor visits, etc. However, certain conditions may also arise due to the injuries you sustained in an accident and you may file for these damages as well. Some common economic damages you may collect under a Georgia personal injury claim include:   
  • Loss of wages (past and future);
  • Medical expenses (past and future) related to the injury you sustained;
  • Home or car adjustment in order to accommodate your disability; and
  • Property damages. 


Non-economic damages are related to pain and suffering you've experienced as a result of an accident.
You may receive compensation for your anguish whether it is mental or emotional. Some common types of non-economic damages include: 

  • Psychological and emotional effects;
  • Physical suffering;
  • Trauma; and
  • Quality-of-life issues.  


While economic damages are fairly easy to determine, determining non-economic damages is often difficult due to its subjective nature. Therefore, it is best to consult an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney who can assist you with filing a claim for these damages and defending that claim in court if necessary.

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

If you've been injured in an accident in Georgia due to someone else's negligence or carelessness, you have the right to pursue compensation. An experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke can help protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a no cost consultation.