The chief purpose of a personal injury cause of action is to compensate the injured party for its losses and restore it as much as possible to its position prior to the accident that caused injury. Damages must be calculable with reasonable certainty as a pre-requisite to any award. The primary goal of personal injury plaintiffs is the primary goal of the attorneys at H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. It is our first and foremost priority to help injured parties receive all of the compensation to which they are entitled under Georgia law.
If a fact-finder such as a judge or a jury finds that a defendant is legally responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries, it may award compensatory damages. Parties who are injured in an accident may receive compensation from the parties’ at-fault for their losses. Judges and juries award damages with the goal of “making the plaintiff whole” after an event that causes harm or injury. This isn’t always possible since it may be difficult to value non-economic losses like pain and suffering.
Nonetheless, compensatory damages attempt to make plaintiffs whole by returning them to the state or position they were in had the injury not occurred. Compensatory damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of future earning capacity. Plaintiffs may also recover incidental expenses related to the accident such as costs for specialized treatment and increased expenses because of the necessity of making special considerations for the injured.
Accurately establishing all of the elements of a cause of action for personal injuries requires the expertise of personal injury attorneys like those at H. Lehman Franklin, P.C., who combine experience, knowledge, and perseverance to zealously represent their clients in all matters near and far from Statesboro to Savannah. Don’t hire just any lawyer to defend your case. You need a lawyer who has years of legal experience and support from the community. Contact our office by telephone at 912-764-9616, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or browse our website at hlfranklin.com. We’re available to meet your legal needs Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM. The consultation is free!