Under Title 51, Chapter 12 of the Georgia Code of Laws, those who are injured in accidents or as the result of another’s negligence are entitled to damages, which is financial compensation for past, present, and potential future costs related to your injuries. The types of damages allowed under Georgia law include the following:
- Special damages, which are those expenses you have actually incurred, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and damage to property;
- General damages, which are those the law considers as likely to occur in the future, such as future medical costs and job impacts resulting from your injury; and
- Punitive damages, which is a form of compensation the court awards to punish an at fault party for particularly reckless and negligent conduct.
When considering these damages, the court allows for such things as pain, suffering, and mental anguish associated with your injury and accident, as well as loss of enjoyment or quality of life as the result of your injuries.
In assessing the types of damages you may be entitled to receive for your case, our experienced Georgia personal injury attorneys extensively investigate your case and the underlying causes of your injury, to determine who can be held responsible. In addition to police reports and witness statements, we also gather evidence in terms of medical records, reports, and the opinions of experts to get an idea of any lasting repercussions you may suffer. You have one opportunity to get the compensation you need, and at the Law Office of John B. Jackson, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting you the financial settlement you deserve.