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Man with his head in his hands sitting outside of a wrecked carMotor vehicle accidents leave victims with injuries and scars that impact them for years to come, possibly even the rest of their lives. Many people do not consider that these victims are often left with invisible emotional scars. Sometimes the emotional distress that remains is worse than the physical and apparent injuries. Even minor accidents can cause lasting psychological damage.

Although emotional distress after a car accident is considered damage for which the plaintiff could receive compensation, it is difficult to prove. This is why you need an experienced Georgia personal injury lawyer who will do what it takes to increase your chances of fair compensation.

Car Accidents and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

a man holding flowers near a graveMost of the cases we handle involve people who have been seriously injured. Unfortunately, there are also cases that involve the death of the victim. These cases are not only heart-breaking but can also be complicated. If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s actions, you may have a claim for wrongful death. However, there are some important details that you need to know before you can pursue compensation.

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?

A wrongful death is one that is caused by the negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal acts of another person. Most of the wrongful death cases we handle involve negligence or recklessness – the victim’s death was the result of someone else’s lack of due care. Examples of these types of wrongful death claims are as follows:

A doctor holding a chartWhen someone is injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, they deserve to be made whole. In many accidents, covering the medical bills and lost wages may not be enough – the victim has had their whole life turned upside-down. The victim is entitled to be compensated for their non-economic losses. Damages awarded for pain and suffering are how the law attempts to make victims truly whole.

What are Pain and Suffering?

Damages for pain and suffering fall under the category of general damages since you can’t easily assign a specific value to it. It is an attempt to compensate victims for the physical, emotional, and psychological injuries sustained in an accident.

Law booksMost people may never hire an attorney, typically because the need never arises. But if you’ve recently been injured in an accident, you may be asking yourself whether you should hire a lawyer.

While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to that question, we would encourage you to not rule out hiring a lawyer right away. For most accident victims, it’s at least worth talking to a lawyer to help you understand how they can help you with your case. To help facilitate that discussion, we thought we would devote some space on this blog to raise some points for you to consider when making this very important decision.

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