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Can Pain and Suffering be included in a Georgia Car Accident Claim?

Understanding Georgia Car Accident Claims

The aftermath of a car crash can mean facing mounting bills for your injuries. While most people understand that they can receive compensation from their insurance company for damages to their car and medical costs, many do not realize they may be eligible to receive compensation for pain and suffering as well. Here’s what you need to know.

What is Considered Pain and Suffering?

Pain and suffering can cover many different aspects of the physical and emotional consequences that occurred after a car crash. Some examples include:

  • Physical pain: back pain, neck pain, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, nerve damage, dislocated joints, etc.
  • Emotional distress and suffering: psychological trauma, fear, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc.

How to Prove Pain and Suffering

There are several ways to show pain and suffering in a car accident claim through medical documentation. Some of the most common medical documents that your car accident lawyer will include in your case are the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Medical records
  • Medical prognosis
  • Photos of your injuries
  • Psychiatric records

Your lawyer may also enlist medical experts to examine you to help prove pain and suffering in your case.

Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Tate Law Group, LLC

Motor vehicle crashes, whether minor or severe, can result in catastrophic injuries and can be mentally taxing. In addition, medical treatments and therapies can be costly, leaving heavy financial burdens on victims and their families. You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries that were caused by a careless driver and we are here to be your advocate in protecting your rights.

To discuss your case with an attorney at Tate Law Group, LLC, call (912) 234-3030 for a free consultation or contact us here.