Damages are the financial compensation awarded to the injured party to help them recover from their losses. In Georgia, personal injury damages can be categorized into several types, including economic, non-economic, and, in some instances, punitive damages.
While injuries and the resulting losses may seem evident from the outside looking in, the reality is that calculating damages in Georgia personal injury cases can be a complex process. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to assessing each claim’s validity nor analyzing the damages that result from another person, party, or entity’s negligence.
Each case’s facts and circumstances are unique and must be assessed using a customized legal approach to pursue the best outcome for our client’s specific injury circumstances. Here, we discuss the elements behind the figures.
Documenting the Economic Damages Associated with Your Georgia Personal Injury Claim
Once we understand how your personal injuries occurred, and can assert liability, we will gather all relevant documentation related to your injuries and losses.
This may include, but is not limited to:
- All medical records, including hospital bills, doctor’s notes, diagnoses, treatment plans, test results, and bills. These records will help demonstrate the extent of your injuries, the costs associated with your medical care, and any future medical expenses.
- All relevant receipts and invoices for all expenses related to your injury, including prescriptions, medical equipment, therapy and rehabilitation, transportation costs to medical appointments, and any home modifications or assistance you may need.
- All records of lost income due to your injury, including pay stubs, time off work, or any communication with your employer about missed workdays and any loss of future earning capacity and job opportunities.
- All personal property damage documentation, including repair estimates and receipts for repair costs.
Depending on the details of your case, our dedicated Georgia personal injury attorneys will seek fair and just compensation for each of your economic injuries. In addition, we will evaluate any non-economic damages you sustained, so together, we are pursuing the best outcome for your unique claim.
Outlining the Non-Economic Damages Associated with Your Georgia Personal Injury Claim
Non-economic damages are compensation for non-monetary losses a person may suffer during a personal injury incident.
These damages have no monetary value and are intended to reimburse the injured person for intangible losses such as:
- Psychological and emotional harm/trauma.
- Physical suffering, including the pain you have been forced to endure.
- Trauma and quality-of-life issues.
In Georgia, in some cases, punitive damages are awarded to punish the wrongdoer for particularly egregious behavior. They are not typically awarded in standard personal injury cases but may be considered in cases of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
The jury determines the amount of punitive damages, which can vary widely.
It is crucial to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Georgia who can help you assess your case, gather evidence, and calculate damages accurately to ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses.
Contact Our Skilled Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Contact our skilled Georgia personal injury lawyers and support team at Ashby Thelen Lowry today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation so we can tell your story and ensure your voice is heard by pursuing the best outcome for your unique case.