In Macon and beyond, we represent people who have been injured in all types of accidents
How do pain and suffering claims work regarding car accidents?
Injured victims of wrecks in Georgia that resulted from another party’s negligence might be overwhelmed by the consequences. Not only will there be mounting medical bills, lost income and other economic losses, but also emotional and physical stress caused by the injuries suffered in car accidents. These could include aches, scars, depression, limits on activities and even possible shortening of life.
Submitting receipts, bills and quotes can substantiate claims for economic losses in a civil lawsuit. In contrast, pain and suffering is less evident, and determining an appropriate amount of money as compensation for noneconomic damages is more complicated. In fact, two people with similar injuries could experience the trauma differently.
The courts usually consider the severity of the injuries along with the nature and location of any disfigurement and scarring. The time required for recovery will be taken into account and the potential ongoing adverse consequences of the injuries. Other matters that might form part of noneconomic damages include mental anguish, loss of life enjoyment and loss of companionship.
Navigating a civil lawsuit while suffering the consequences of car accidents can be daunting. For this reason, crash victims in Georgia typically utilize the skills of an experienced personal injury attorney. A lawyer can help document economic and noneconomic damages and also help to formally establish negligence, which is the basis for any personal injury claim. It is also true that the charisma and personality of both the attorney and the plaintiff often play a role, and legal counsel with insight into the attitude of insurers and juries can work on presenting the claim in a manner designed to lead to maximum damage recovery under applicable laws.