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: 

  • Disfigurement,
  • 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.