Accident victims hurt by someone else’s negligence often find themselves unable to work, with massive medical expenses they can’t afford to pay. Fortunately, filing a personal injury claim can help relieve the financial burden of your accident by allowing you to collect compensation for your losses. Depending on the circumstances of the incident, you may be eligible for various damages.
What Damages Can You Receive After a Personal Injury?
1. Lost Wages
Even relatively minor injuries can cause you to miss work, and more serious accidents may leave you unable to work for months. A personal injury claim should include compensation for any work missed, whether you were recuperating in the hospital or attending doctor’s appointments.
2. Medical Expenses
The cost of your medical attention is the foundation of any personal injury case. In addition to the costs of treatment you’ve already received, the final settlement should cover physical therapy, procedures, and any other health care expenses you might incur in the future.
3. Pain & Suffering
The effects of serious accidents often extend beyond physical injuries, impacting almost every area of one’s life. A skilled personal injury attorney negotiates compensation for their client’s trauma, pain and suffering, and other noneconomic damages.
4. Punitive Damages
Victims of assault can seek justice through the personal injury system, even if the prosecutor decides not to file charges. In these instances, Georgia and many other states allow hurt parties to pursue punitive damages if they can prove that the injuries were caused by the defendant’s malice or aggression.
If you or a loved one has been hurt through no fault of your own, the personal injury attorneys at Reynolds, Horne & Survant in Macon have the expertise and experience to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Over the past 40 years, they’ve collected over $250 million on behalf of their clients, establishing a solid track record of success. Follow their Facebook for more legal insight and updates, and call (800) 537-3238 or visit their website to discuss your case.