You make your way down the highway to get your busy day started. However, seemingly out of the blue, another driver strikes you and injures you. All of a sudden, your busy day takes a backseat to your pain.
Sometimes, these types of accidents in Georgia occur due to the carelessness of another motorist behind the wheel. In this situation, you have the right to seek the reimbursement of damages sustained in the car wreck. Here is a glimpse at the various kinds of damages you may legally pursue as part of a personal injury claim in The Peach State.
If your car accident has caused you to become disfigured or deformed, you can pursue damages for the mental suffering you experience as a result of your awareness of your disfigurement. For instance, you might have permanent effects, such as scars, on your face due to the crash.
Mental anguish and losing the ability to enjoy your life
As a result of your car crash, you may have suffered emotional distress or mental suffering due to your motor vehicle accident. For instance, the accident may have caused you to experience the following feelings:
- Lost dignity
In line with this, your accident injury may have made it difficult for you to live your life to the fullest and immerse yourself in life's daily pleasures. In these situations, you can pursue damages for mental anguish as well as the loss of the enjoyment of life.
Future expenses for medical care
If the injuries suffered in your accident will require you to receive ongoing medical care, you may also pursue damages for this. The proof you provide as part of your civil court claim has to be adequate for the court's jury to estimate the cost. For instance, obtaining the opinion of the doctor treating you may be helpful.
Losing your ability to earn money
Following your accident, the injuries you have received might keep you from being able to return to work to support yourself financially. You may also seek damages for this lost earning capacity. The factors used to determine whether you will receive a monetary award in this situation include the following:
- Life expectancy
The court may also consider your past earnings when making an award determination. All in all, you have the right to pursue the maximum damage amount to which you deserve, given the circumstances surrounding your Georgia car accident.