Factors that Determine Value of a Georgia Personal Injury Claim
The variables in a typical Georgia personal injury claim are what make it impossible to determine the final value of your case until the settlement is offered and accepted. The common damages a Georgia personal injury claim will seek include:
- Current and future loss of wages;
- Current and future medical expenses;
- Property damage; and
- Pain and suffering.
The first 3 damages are known as economic damages, and can be estimated fairly accurately through tax records, medical bills, and repair statements. Pain and suffering is also known as non-economic damages and is more difficult to estimate because it is not based on tangible evidence.
Non-economic damages are awarded to help ease the burden on you and your family as you recover from your injuries or a wrongful death. These damages compensate for the mental and physical stresses placed on your household, especially if long-term effects such as the loss of a loved one or permanent disability are a result of your accident.
Proving Your Georgia Personal Injury Claim is Worth the Damages
Your Atlanta personal injury lawyer will help you obtain and document the evidence from your accident for use in proving your Georgia personal injury claim. The more thorough the evidence proving that the other party was at fault for your injuries, and that you are entitled to recover the financial losses you have incurred, the better your chances of a fair settlement.
Evidence such as photographs, police reports, medical bills, and witness testimony will help you prove you are deserving of the damages you request. Pain and suffering damages are largely left to the interpretation of the adjuster or judge and jury when it comes to assigning a value.
Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a FREE consultation on your injury claim.