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What type of damages can you seek after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Feb 3, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Although personal injury lawsuits in Georgia happen all the time – and many of them are based on car accidents – each case and its associated facts are unique. So too are the types of damages that an injured party might seek from the responsible party.

So, what type of damages can you seek after a car accident?

Damages explained

First and foremost, most people seek compensation for the medical costs associated with the injuries suffered in the car accident. But, the compensation you seek may be for more than just the bills from the hospital or doctor for the immediate medical treatment you received in the days after the wreck.

There could be ongoing medical needs too, and the responsible party will be held accountable for those as well.

There is also the cost of property damage, typically to the person’s vehicle. Although the vast majority of drivers in Georgia have car insurance for just this type of situation, the reality is that sometimes the insurance coverage just isn’t enough.

Another major cost to seek in a personal injury case is lost wages from time missed at work. If you are in a serious car accident, chances are you won’t be able to return to work right away or, if you can, you might not be able to do all you could do before suffering injuries. Seeking lost wages is, therefore, quite common in personal injury lawsuits.

The damages you seek will likely be a specific number based on specific factors that are unique to your case. If you have been injured in a car accident in Georgia, a thorough review of the facts and costs associated with the case is the first step toward potentially receiving financial compensation.