While the types of common damages you may seek when filing a Georgia personal injury claim may be similar to other cases, the amounts can vary greatly. Your own personal income and work situation, the injuries you sustained, the treatment necessary and the long-term impact the accident has on your life all factor in to what your Georgia personal injury case is worth.
Common types of damages you may file for in a Georgia personal injury claim include:
- Lost income;
- Medical expenses;
- Property damage;
- Pain and suffering;
- Future projected medical expenses;
- Expenses related to disability modifications; and
- Future income loss due to disability.
These damages can be estimated by your Atlanta personal injury attorney to give you a basic idea of your Georgia personal injury claim value. Keep in mind that this is only a rough approximation of what you may expect from your claim settlement.
Depending on the nature of your accident and injuries, not all of these damages may apply to your Georgia personal injury claim. If your claim is for the injury of a minor child, you would not be filing for damages related to their lost wages. Or if you had a slip and fall accident where none of your personal property was damaged, you would not be filing for those damages.
There are many factors that go into estimating a Georgia personal injury claim's value. An experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you create this estimate, but you should never trust the value until you have a final settlement offer.
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 case.