In a Georgia personal injury case, pain and suffering can be claimed as part of the compensation in the state of Georgia. You are entitled to pain and suffering, lost wages, future lost wages, reduction in the quality of life, medical bills, and future medical bills.
The purpose of a personal injury claim is to put the injured in the same place they were before the negligence of the other. This includes pain and suffering. This makes sense. Before the accident you were not in pain. After the accident you were in pain. To get back to square one, we have to deal with the pain you suffered. It does not matter if the pain you suffered lasted one day or your entire life, you have a right to compensation for that injury.
For example, let us say that you were rear-ended on interstate 75. You suffered from whiplash and a sore knee. The knee stopped hurting later that day, but the whiplash did not stop for some period of time.
You went to the emergency room, but days later you were still not feeling better. You went to your primary care doctor, then a chiropractor. Later, you went to a orthopedic doctor. You experienced pain. Should tort reform require you to only accept the price of your medical bills, and give you no money for your pain and suffering? No.
Under Georgia law, the measure of damages for pain and suffering is the enlightened conscience of impartial jurors, is also correct. Betts Co. v. Hancock, 139 Ga. 198 (6) (77 SE 77). The fears of a pregnant woman that the injury received by her may affect her child are compensable under this rule. Pullman Co. v. Strang, 35 Ga. App. 59 (132 SE 399).
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- Settlements & Verdicts - In any and all of the above scenarios you’re going to require additional money to pay those bills. In addition to the bills you have continued to sustain additional pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is a vital component of any personal injury.…
- Georgia Personal Injury - injury or death they must compensate the injured for their special damages such as lost wages medical bills and other out of pocket expenses and general damages which are items such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.…
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- Personal Injury Demand Letters- This part of the personal injury demand letter goes more to the pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life that you suffered as a result of the accident. Things that you would’ve done but couldn’t do things that you normally did but don’t.
Even in Georgia wrongful death cases, the family has a right to recover for the pain and suffering of their loved one before they passed away due to the negligence of another. See our page on Georgia wrongful death damages.
In recap, if you were injured in the state of Georgia, you are entitled to recovery money for any pain and suffering you felt as a result of the accident. Just tell the insurance company you spoke to Joseph P. McClelland.