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Types of damages recoverable in a Georgia personal injury lawsuit

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2024 | Personal Injury

Personal injury accidents leave victims and their loved ones grappling with new realities and adjustments, often necessitating legal recourse to recover various types of damages in a Georgia personal injury lawsuit.

If you are a victim and considering seeking legal means for compensation, here are some of the damages that you could pursue in a Georgia personal injury lawsuit.

Economic damages

You can recover various economic damages related to the financial impact of the injury, including:

  • Lost wages: The wages you would have earned had you not been injured, encompassing both past income lost due to missed work and future earnings potentially affected by your injury such as diminished earning capacity or inability to return to work.
  • Medical expenses: This encompasses the costs associated with medical treatment, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, therapy and any other healthcare services necessitated by the injury.
  • Property damage: If the injury resulted in damage to your property, such as a vehicle in a car accident, you can seek compensation for the costs of repair or replacement.

These economic damages aim to ease the financial strain caused by the injury, providing compensation for tangible monetary losses suffered as a result.

Non-economic damages

Apart from economic damages, a personal injury lawsuit may also seek non-economic damages to compensate for intangible losses. These may include:

  • Physical suffering: You may seek compensation for the pain, discomfort and physical limitations caused by the injury, which can affect your daily life and activities.
  • Loss of consortium: Compensation for the deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship due to the injury, such as loss of companionship, affection and support from a spouse or family member.
  • Disfigurement: Damages for any visible scars, disfigurement or permanent physical impairment resulting from the injury, which can affect physical appearance and self-esteem.

These damages aim to support you financially and acknowledge the non-monetary hardships endured due to the injury, restoring a sense of justice and stability after the accident. 

Legal guidance can help determine the best course of action for pursuing compensation and better ensure that your rights are protected throughout the personal injury claims process.