If you’ve been in an accident and are unsure of what type of damages you can recover, this post will help to clear that up! Each person is entitled to recovery for medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages. In some cases, a victim may also recover from pain and suffering or loss of life but it’s always best to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer as every case is different.
The lawyers at the Law Office of James T. Ponton, LLC can help you ensure that you receive maximum compensation after being involved in a pedestrian accident caused by the negligence of another individual.
Here are different types of damages that can be recovered in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta.
Medical expenses are expenses documented for treatment and rehabilitation related to the accident. These expenses include amounts paid to a hospital, doctor, clinic, ambulance, and other health care providers. You can recover all kinds of medical expenses that the accident caused, including pain management and rehabilitation, and even replacement of eyeglasses and dentures.
Lost wages are a special kind of damages that could be recovered for the injury. If your job required you to be at work when you were injured, then you could recover lost wages for the time between the accident and the time your job made it possible for you to return.
Loss of earning power
If you were a victim of an accident that left you so injured that you are permanently disabled, then loss of earning power could be recovered. This is a form of economic damage that is designed to compensate you for the difference between what you could have earned had the accident not occurred and what you are able to earn now.
Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering are defined as physical and emotional suffering that a victim of an accident experiences as a result of injuries. An experienced lawyer can help you determine if pain and suffering are available in your case. If so, the damages would be for the amount needed to completely compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries.
Loss of enjoyment of life
This is another type of economic damage that could be recovered. This is similar to the loss of earning power but instead of replacing what you earned, this would be for what you were deprived of.