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Damages Available in a Georgia Personal Injury Claim


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5/14/2012
Jason R. Schultz
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A Georgia personal injury claim can be filed after an accident to recover damages for your losses. In a personal injury case, you can be awarded special damages, which are losses that have an actual dollar figure attached to them, and general damages, which includes anything, such as pain and suffering, that will affect your final payout. 

Figuring out your special damages is a relatively simple process because you will receive bills associated with your injuries. This may include expenses associated with:

  • ambulance fees;
  • emergency room care;
  • doctor visits;
  • medical treatment;
  • surgery;
  • medication; and
  • lost income.

If your injuries are more serious, an Atlanta personal injury attorney can work with you to determine the value of your disability as well as the cost associated with future medical treatment.

After the insurance company determines the amount of your special damages, they will consider the severity of your injuries and base your damages for pain and suffering off of the special damages.

In some cases, you may be awarded punitive damages. These damages are used to punish the responsible party and provide you with restitution for their actions.
 
Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

Estimating the value of your personal injury claim can be very difficult. Fortunately, the right personal injury attorney can help you negotiate with the insurance companies to receive a fair settlement for your injuries. For a free consultation on your case, please contact the Law Office of Jason Schultz today at 1-404-474-0804.


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