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How Much Can You Expect to Recover for Your Car Accident?

Published in Car Accidents on August 19, 2019.

Every car accident is unique to its own individual circumstances. As such, it’s impossible to put an exact amount on how much you will recover in damages as a result of your car accident claim. Nevertheless, there are some basic categories of compensation that will help you better understand how much you are likely to recover if another driver leaves you injured in a car accident. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a car accident, consult with an experienced Macon car accident attorney today. 

Your Medical Expenses

Even a relatively minor car accident can leave you with serious medical expenses, and the medical costs associated with a more serious accident can be immense, including:

  1. The cost of emergency transportation and care
  2. The cost of surgery and aftercare
  3. The cost of appointments with doctors, specialists, and physical therapists
  4. The cost of follow-up care
  5. The cost of prescription medications
  6. The cost of adaptive medical devices and adaptive home repairs

Your medical expenses include the current and future expenses associated with the injuries you’ve incurred. 

Your Lost Wages

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident that was caused by another motorist’s negligence, you can expect to lose hours and wages on the job. Further, your earning potential into the future may be diminished. Finally, you could even experience an altered career trajectory. All told, a serious injury can seriously hinder your ability to earn, and since we typically associate our sense of self with our careers, this loss can also have a significant psychological component. 

Your Pain and Suffering

Car accidents are often harrowing, and when they’re caused by another driver’s negligence, the pain and suffering you endure can be that much more difficult. Pain and suffering refers to any physical and/or emotional pain you suffer as a result of the accident, including the attendant anxiety, depression, and despair that is commonly associated with serious accidents. The physical limitations you suffer and any loss of consortium with your spouse or partner can also factor into your claim. In other words, it’s not just the pain and suffering you endure at the time of the accident that matters but also the pain and suffering that emanates into your future as a result of that accident. The State of Georgia’s statute regarding pain and suffering is quite broad and does not require the jury to apply any monetary cap. 

If You’ve Been Injured by a Negligent Driver, Consult with an Experienced Macon Car Accident Attorney Today

A serious car accident can lead to serious injuries and damages that reverberate into your future. If the negligence of another driver leaves you injured, the experienced car accident attorneys at Nelson & Smith Attorneys at Law in Macon, Georgia, have the knowledge, skill, and determination to aggressively advocate for compensation that covers the full extent of your damages. Our dedicated legal team is here to help, so please contact or call us at (478) 746-1468 today.