Basic Types of Damages 

When you've been in a Georgia accident, expenses can add up quickly. In addition to your medical expenses, insurance companies will look at a wide range of intangible damages that are more difficult to arrive at a dollar amount.

There are several categories of basic damages that affect the bottom-line value of injury claims such as the following: 


  • Medical Expenses - medical bills, physical therapy, rehabilitative services and medical recovery aids; 
  • Future Medical Treatments - your physician's medical prognosis and estimated future treatment costs; and 
  • Lost Wages - the loss of income you had because of your injuries between the time of the accident and the time of settlement. 

Other expenses that are more difficult to prove, such as loss of your ability to receive a promotion at work or emotional stress can also be factored into your Georgia injury claim, but it's not a cut-and-dried mathematical formula.

Because insurance companies might try to lowball you, you should contact a Villa Rica personal injury lawyer before proceeding with your claim. Avoid making any decisions, agreeing to recorded statements or signing any papers without first talking to your lawyer.

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Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.