It is impossible to pinpoint a dollar amount for your car accident settlement without reviewing your case. Several factors will go into determining the value of your car accident settlement.
What Damages Will My Car Accident Settlement Include?
While every car accident settlement is different, most feature a combination of some or all of the following damages:
Current Medical Expenses
Medical costs associated with your car accident might include:
- Hospital stays
- Doctor appointments
- Physical therapy
- Prescription drugs
- Medical devices
- Disability modifications to your home
We examine your medical bills thoroughly to make sure we recover all costs in the settlement.
Future Medical Expenses
Did you know that after a car accident, the responsible party could be liable not only for your current medical expenses, but also for your future medical costs? This is a good example why it is unwise to take the insurance company's initial settlement offer. Though an initial offer might include all of your current medical bills, it is unlikely to account for any bills you may incur in the future. Our attorneys make sure the settlement covers any foreseeable medical care in the future.
If your recovery requires you to miss work, your settlement can and should include compensation to make up for your lost wages.
Reduced Earning Capacity
Similarly, if your injury decreases your ability to earn a living in the future, you are entitled to the difference between what you are able to earn and what you would have earned had the accident not occurred.
Pain and Suffering
You are entitled to damages for your pain and suffering, which accounts for the physical and emotional turmoil your accident causes. These are noneconomic damages, meaning there is no obvious dollar amount attached to them, so speak with S. Burke Law to review how we might calculate pain and suffering damages for your case.
Does It Affect My Settlement if I Was Partially at Fault?
When it comes to shared fault, Georgia is a modified comparative negligence state. You are not eligible to receive compensation if you are 50 percent at fault or more. Further, if the total damages are $10,000, and you were 20 percent at fault, then your damages would be reduced by 20 percent of the total, and you would receive $8,000.
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At S. Burke Law, our clients are like family to us. We fight to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, call 404-842-7838 today.