Did you suffer injuries in a car accident? Did you suffer physical, financial or emotional harm as a result of the actions of another Georgia driver? If so, you understand how difficult the aftermath of an accident can be, including all the ways your injuries or damage to your personal property can impact your life.
If your accident was not your fault, you could have valid grounds to pursue financial recovery through a personal injury claim. You will find it beneficial to learn about the types of damages that may be available to you and how you can pursue the amount you deserve for a full recovery. It helps to understand the various types of damages available and how you can move forward with the civil claims process.
How did your accident impact your life?
The specific types of damages that may be available to you depend on your individual situation – the injuries you suffered, the damage you experienced and the financial losses you endured. Every situation is different, which is why it is helpful to seek an individual evaluation of your case to learn what is available to you. Some of the damages you can seek include:
- Pain and suffering - These are damages for unseen injuries, such as emotional duress, mental anguish, loss of abilities, loss of companionship and more.
- Medical expenses - This includes everything from your ambulance fees, your hospital bills, physical therapy, disfigurement, medical equipment you need for recovery, in-home medical care and more.
- Lost wages – You will probably lose some of your income while you recover from your accident. You may be able to recover some of these losses through your claim.
You may get an offer for a settlement after your accident. While it may be tempting to agree to these terms and move on, it is likely this agreement does not truly reflect the value of your case. It is in your interests to seek an evaluation of your case and learn how you can maximize the compensation you may be able to claim.
Seek help first
Before you agree to a settlement or make any decisions that can impact your recovery, you will find it beneficial to seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney. An initial assessment can help you understand how to proceed and how to fight for the maximum amount of damages you deserve.