At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys know evaluating the value of your Georgia personal injury claim involves considering various factors to determine the compensation you may be entitled to.

While all personal injury claims are unique and require a customized investigation, here we discuss a few factors that are common to most claims.

Georgia Personal Injury Claim

The Nature and Severity of Your Injuries Directly Impact Your Compensation

The extent and severity of your injuries are significant factors in determining the value of your claim. Severe injuries requiring extensive medical treatment, surgeries, or permanent disability typically result in higher compensation.

Compensation for medical bills includes costs associated with hospitalization, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, therapy, assistive devices, and future medical care. More severe injuries generally result in higher medical expenses, contributing to the overall compensation you can pursue.

In addition, other factors include:

  • Lost Wages and Future Earnings

If your injuries prevent you from working or reduce earning capacity, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and future income. Severe injuries may lead to extended periods of missed work, permanent disability, or the inability to return to your previous occupation, resulting in significant financial losses for which you can seek compensation.

  • Pain and Suffering

Compensation for pain and suffering is intended to address the physical pain, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life resulting from injuries. The severity and duration of your pain, as well as any long-term consequences such as chronic pain or disability, are taken into account when determining the amount of compensation. More severe injuries typically result in higher compensation.

  • Disability and Disfigurement

Injuries that cause permanent disability, disfigurement, scarring, or loss of a limb can have a profound impact on your life, self-esteem, and ability to engage in everyday activities. Compensation for disability and disfigurement seeks to address the long-term physical and psychological effects of such injuries, and the severity of these effects directly affects the amount of compensation you can pursue.

  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Serious injuries may prevent you from participating in activities and hobbies you once enjoyed or significantly limit your ability to engage in social, recreational, or familial activities. Compensation for loss of enjoyment of life seeks to address the negative impact of your injuries on your overall well-being and quality of life.

  • Future Medical Expenses and Care Needs

Some injuries require ongoing medical treatment, therapy, or assistance with daily activities well into the future. Compensation for future medical expenses and care needs considers the anticipated costs of long-term care, rehabilitation, medication, and medical devices necessary for your recovery and well-being.

  • Impact on Relationships and Daily Activities

Injuries can affect the injured individual and their family members, caregivers, and loved ones. Compensation may be sought for the loss of consortium, companionship, or support resulting from the injuries and for any expenses incurred by family members in providing care and assistance.

How Our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry Can Help

If you have been injured in Georgia due to another person’s or party’s negligence, contact our skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyers and support team at Ashby Thelen Lowry today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation.

We can help you accurately assess the value of your claim, maximize the compensation you receive, and ensure your rights are protected, so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your claim.

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