Determining Damages in Personal Injury Settlements
Courts determine personal injury settlements and judgments by combining the following:
- Economic damages — physical damages to which the judge can attach a monetary value, such as the damage to your car and your medical bills
- Non-economic damages — physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other intangible damages
The non-economic damages, being non-quantifiable, will greatly alter the value of personal injury settlements in Georgia.
Courts do not use a scientific formula to determine a personal injury settlement. However, insurance companies and claims adjusters may attempt to offer a reasonable settlement amount based on the particulars of your situation. They may use the following to determine how much to offer you for your injuries:
Nicholson Phillips helps injury victims in Georgia get the compensation they deserve if they have been harmed due to someone else’s negligent or careless actions. As personal injury lawyers, we can help if you were injured or lost a loved one due to any of the following:
These incidents frequently result in injuries, such as broken bones and permanent disfigurement. While we can easily determine how much your medical bills totaled, it is much harder to determine your suffering.
We have negotiated thousands of settlements on behalf of our clients during our many years as a personal injury lawyer. C. Alan Nicholson offers free consultations, and estimates the value of personal injury settlements for his clients.
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The value of a personal injury claim varies from case to case. While Nicholson Phillips can offer an educated estimate for your unique situation, there are no guarantees regarding non-economic damages. We do our best to ensure you receive appropriate compensation if you are an injury victim.
Discuss your case with our firm and allow us to put more than 25 years of experience at your disposal. Mr. Nicholson uses his extensive courtroom and negotiation experience to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, resulting expenses, and pain and suffering.