You could collect several forms of damages for injury-related costs from your car accident, including your medical costs, lost wages, and even your pain and suffering. A car accident injury claim can provide funds to cover most or all of your losses.
You may be able to pursue some or all of these damages through the negligent driver’s insurance coverage or via a lawsuit. If the other driver has insufficient coverage or no insurance at all, you could still pursue compensation through your insurance.
Damages for Medical Bills
Damages can cover any of your necessary medical care costs, including:
- Ambulance rides
- Emergency department visits
- Doctor’s appointments
- Specialist consultations
- Diagnostic imaging
- Physical therapy
We can help you seek compensation for the full range of your medical costs–both past, present, and future.
Future Medical Costs
Car accident compensation does not focus only on the crash’s immediate aftermath. You could pursue damages for other medical costs that you may need in the future, such as:
- Reconstructive surgeries
- Prescription medication
- Medical equipment
- Rehabilitative care
- Follow-up appointments
If you have future medical needs, your claim or lawsuit can cover those costs.
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Damages for Lost Income
Your injury-related expenses may not be exclusively medical. Injuries can affect all corners of your life, including your ability to work and earn a living. These other losses may qualify for compensation as well.
You could be eligible to seek damages for:
- Wages lost during recovery
- Reduced wages due to injury
- Diminished capacity to work
For instance, you may have returned to work, but you could be working in a reduced capacity due to your injuries. You could even seek compensation for the difference between your previous income and your current reduced income.
If Returning to Work Is Not an Option
Your crash injuries may have left you permanently disabled or unable to return to the same job. You may need extra help to return to the workforce. You could receive funds for:
- Job retraining
- Disability compensation
The goal of any personal injury claim is to help you recover from the consequences of the accident, and those consequences may drastically affect your ability to work. Do not let an insurance company or negligent party deny you this right.
Damages for Distress and Trauma
Car accidents can be stressful—and this stress can cause you both physical and mental harm. Dealing with injuries, pain, and even disability can take a toll on your mental and emotional health.
Talk to our team about receiving damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment
- Emotional distress
- Psychological therapy
- Anxiety medication
Loss of Consortium
This refers to how an injury affects your ability to connect with others. For instance, you may be unable to enjoy the same intimacies with your spouse, which is a type of recoverable damage in some personal injury cases.
Ask a lawyer from our firm about loss of consortium damages and whether they apply to your case.
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Damages for Wrongful Death
Many car accidents cost lives, leaving behind loved ones shattered by the loss. That loss can be compounded by:
- Medical bills
- Funeral costs
- Burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
Though a wrongful death claim cannot replace a lost loved one, it can help alleviate the challenges of the loss.
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The Statute of Limitations Restricts Your Time to File a Lawsuit
To pursue damages, file your case within the time allowed by law, which is generally two years in Georgia. This timeline applies to both wrongful death and personal injury cases, according to Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) §9-3-33.
If you fail to comply with this deadline, you may not be able to file a lawsuit. Even if you can still file an insurance claim at that time, the types of damages you could collect may be more limited.
Kaine Law Exercises Your Rights in a Personal Injury Case
There are several avenues to receive compensation if you were injured, all designed to address your injury-related losses. Call our team at Kaine Law for help with your case. We are available at (404) 214-2001 and the consultation is free.