Posted on Sep 9, 2022

The Mabra Law Firm

What are Damages in Car Accident Cases?

Two types of damages can be awarded, general damages and special damages. Damages refer to the money awarded in a case. 

Let’s discuss these two types of damages and how they can impact your financial future.

General damages include things like: When you file your claim, you are suing for negligence that caused damages to you and your belongings. But it isn’t that simple because there are several different damages to consider.

General damages encompass physical injuries to you. These do not include damages to personal property. Instead, the defendant must provide compensation for any pain and suffering that you feel.

These damages are subjective, so they may take time to determine. Remember that you can also suffer severe mental trauma in addition to physical pain.

Special Damages
These include things such as property damage or medical costs. If your accident puts you in the hospital, then the defendant is responsible for covering any medical expenses you acquire while admitted.

Whether it is medical bills or car repairs, these damages are easier to calculate than general damages when deciding upon an estimate. Click learn more for more information about FAQs related to car accidents in Atlanta.

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