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An injury car crash does not have to wreck your life

Following a car crash stemming from another person's negligence, you may experience both emotional and physical scars. However, the collision may also have a negative financial impact on you.

Fortunately, you do not have to accept your injuries in silence. Rather, Georgia law provides you with the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Here is a look at the various types of damages that you may rightfully claim following an accident.

Medical costs

These are potentially some of the biggest expenses you may face following a car accident in which you suffered serious injuries. Some injuries might not produce symptoms initially but then end up becoming major problems later on. Meanwhile, other injuries are serious from the get-go and may lead to long-term health problems, such as paralysis or another type of permanent disability. This is why seeking medical attention immediately following an injury crash is generally a good idea.

Your medical expenses, which can add up quickly after a collision, might include those associated with the following:

  • Crutches and other accessories
  • Health care professional consultations
  • Permanent disability
  • Ambulance ride
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Disfigurement
  • In-home services, whether medical or non-medical

You may also want to consider any additional costs associated with the types of medical treatment you may require in the future in light of your accident-related injuries.

Loss of wages

Following a wreck, you may unfortunately lose your earning capacity for an extended period of time. For example, perhaps you have to skip work for physical therapy appointments or you spent a significant amount of time in the hospital. In addition, factors such as mobility may keep you from taking home your typical wages. In this situation, you have the right to pursue damages for lost wages.

Pain and suffering

You may also seek pain and suffering following a serious injury resulting from another party's negligence. Pain and suffering refers to the physical or mental distress stemming from such an accident. The related damages you may recover in connection with the accident are based on your injury type, the severity of your pain, and your prognosis for pain in the future. An understanding of the law may help you to maximize the amount in damages you receive following a potentially life-altering injury car crash.

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