The types of compensation you can recover in damages through your Georgia personal injury claim fall under 2 categories: economic damages, and non-economic damages.
Economic damages compensate you for the monetary expenses you incurred as a result of negligence. Economic damages recoverable under Georgia personal injury claim law are:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- The cost of hiring household help
- Lost earning capacity
- Property damages
- Any other costs directly related to your injury
When you suffer a serious and traumatic injury, your Georgia personal injury claim may also include non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are meant to compensate you for your physical pain and suffering, as well as your mental and emotional suffering.
Some forms of non-economic damages include:
- Your physical suffering,
- Loss of enjoyment of life,
- Permanent disability,
- Emotional distress; and
- Loss of consortium -or, loss or marital relations.
Georgia personal injury claim law places limitations on non-economic damages when an individual medical practice is involved. An individual practitioner cannot be held liable for more than $350,000 in non-economic damages through your Georgia personal injury claim.
Contacting a Peachtree City Personal Injury Lawyer
As the victim of a Georgia personal injury accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases in Georgia - The Truth About Your Injury Case and contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to set up a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804.