After an automobile collision, the injured person will often have their first encounter with the insurance company through an adjuster. The adjuster will ask many questions in an attempt get you to say specific words they will use against you in the future. The adjuster might also ask you to send records or documents that frequently they have no right to see.
The most common damage claims we see are for the medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, and claims for pain, suffering, anxiety, shock and worry.
The Georgia Supreme Court has identified eight factors that a jury must consider when deciding the value of an injured person's pain and suffering claim:
1. Interference with normal living
2. Interference with enjoyment of life
3. Loss of capacity to labor and earn money
4. Impairment of bodily health and vigor
5. The fear of extent of injury
6. Shock of impact
7. Actual pain and suffering, past and future
8. Mental anguish, past and future
Having handled hundreds of auto accident cases, we have the experience to protect our clients and do everything we can to obtain optimal compensation for our clients, allowing them to focus on the most important thing – getting proper medical care to heal from their injuries.