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How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?

Published on May 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm in Personal Injury.

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If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim after an accident, it’s likely you’re trying to figure out how much compensation you’re owed. You may take into consideration things like medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. Those are all considered economic damages because they can be totaled based on their monetary value. But what about the damages that are not as easily calculated?

Damages that cannot be calculated exactly are referred to as non-economic damages. Pain and suffering is the most common non-economic damage that personal injury victims seek. Since a total cannot be calculated using other figures, you may be wondering how these damages are calculated at all. To explain how pain and suffering is totaled, we’ll go over how it’s defined, what factors are taken into consideration, and the possibility of damage limits.

The Most Motorcycle-Friendly Roads in Georgia

Published on May 23, 2019 at 2:12 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

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Many motorcyclists enjoy riding for fun. They don’t have a destination in mind because they’re focused on the journey. Georgia is a beautiful state for riding and offers many routes that motorcyclists can take for a long time. However, they need to be careful. While they may practice safe driving behaviors, it doesn’t mean that other drivers will. A motorcycle wreck can result in devastating injuries.

When motorcycle safety is at the forefront of your mind, you’re decreasing your chances of getting into an accident. Let’s take a look at how you can do this when planning your next ride.

How to Report Dangerous Road Conditions in Georgia

Published on May 16, 2019 at 2:34 pm in Car Accidents.

When thinking about the causes of a car accident, distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding may come to mind first. All of those actions are the direct result of a reckless driver’s negligence. Not all accidents, however, are the result of a driver’s recklessness. Some accidents happen when roads are poorly maintained.

Drivers need to be able to maintain control over their vehicles at all times. When a pothole or uneven lane causes an unexpected departure, the consequences can be severe. Every day drivers all over Georgia encounter dangerous road conditions. If you come across a poorly maintained road, there are steps you can take to report the issue. It is then the state’s job to correct the hazard quickly and efficiently, to prevent any possible accidents.

What NOT to Do When Planning for a Road Trip This Spring

Published on May 9, 2019 at 1:23 pm in Car Accidents.

As the weather changes from the cold winter to warm spring, many people can’t wait to jump in their cars and hit the road. However, this doesn’t mean you can throw all precaution out the window. If you’re going on a road trip, you need to make sure you’ve planned correctly. You don’t want to be stuck in an emergency situation on the road that could lead to an accident.

But even if you do take the proper precautions, other negligent drivers can still cause collisions. If you are involved in a car accident in Georgia, the lawyers from Bey & Associates in Atlanta can help you. The negligent driver should be held accountable for their actions and you deserve to get compensation for your injuries.

When to Consider Therapy After a Car Accident

Published on May 2, 2019 at 1:07 pm in Car Accidents.

If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s likely you’ve received medical attention for physical injuries. While injuries like broken bones, bruises, and whiplash are often thought of as the main consequences of an auto wreck, not all injuries are visible. Car accident victims can suffer psychological effects and develop conditions related to their mental and emotional states. Often times, seeking therapy from a mental health professional can help someone reestablish order in their life.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of traumatic stress. Crashes are shown to be the traumatic event most frequently experienced by males and the second most frequent event experienced by females. As a result, it’s estimated that over $100 billion are spent every year to take care of the damages caused by auto accidents.

If you’ve been in a vehicular collision and are struggling emotionally, you may not know where to turn or if therapy is for you. To better understand how you can recover fully, it will benefit you to understand the psychological effects of a car crash, know how to recognize the signs of a mental injury, and recognize how therapy can help.

A Summary of Georgia’s Auto Insurance Laws

Published on Apr 26, 2019 at 12:47 pm in Car Accidents.

All residents of Georgia are required to carry auto insurance for their vehicles. In the event of an accident, the insurance company is there to provide compensation to handle vehicle repairs and medical bills – depending on the type of insurance a driver has. If you live in Georgia, it’s crucial to be aware of the minimum car insurance requirements, the additional types of coverage you can carry, and the consequences of neglecting to have insurance. This will ensure you get the compensation you need to recover if you’re in a collision.

When it comes to financial responsibility for a car crash, Georgia follows a fault system. This means that the driver responsible for the wreck is liable for personal injury and property damage. Typically, their insurance coverage will be looked at first to cover the financial losses associated with the accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you can seek compensation by filing a claim with your own insurance company, pursuing a claim against the other driver’s insurance company, or by filing a personal injury claim.