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:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Type and extent of injury
  • Nature of employment
  • Number of dependents

Our services

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:

  • Automobile, motorcycle, truck, or bus accidents
  • Premises liability or slip and fall accidents
  • Injuries from fires or explosions
  • Dangerous and defective products
  • Medical malpractice

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.

Get help from an attorney with experience obtaining settlements
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.

Making a Personal Injury Claim For Compensation

The laws surrounding personal injury can complicate the claims process. While personal injury lawyers have extensive experience filing and negotiating personal injury settlements, the average person may never be able to successfully acquire compensation on his or her own.

The first step in making a personal injury claim is to hire a personal injury attorney to handle your case. Doing so saves you a lot of stress and money — and increases your likelihood of receiving compensation for your injuries. You should retain the services of a law firm such as Nicholson Phillips to handle your case early on in the process.

Selecting an attorney
When selecting an injury lawyer, you should find out if he or she exclusively handles personal injury claims. Nicholson Phillips focuses its practice on personal injury claims to better provide injured victims with the representation they deserve.

You should also choose an injury law firm that provides references from satisfied clients. While attorney-client privilege prevents attorneys from sharing any such information, many clients of Nicholson Phillips waive this right in order to share their stories. Read more about our successful personal injury settlements.

After retaining the services of a qualified injury law firm, you must collect evidence and details about the incident. The more information you provide, the stronger your claim will be.

A wide variety of information and paperwork can be beneficial to your personal injury claim, such as:

  • Communications with insurance companies
  • Hospital reports
  • Important dates
  • Medical bills
  • Police reports
  • Proof of insurance coverage
  • Witness statements or contact information

Providing this material allows our experienced professionals to evaluate your personal injury claim. Damages such as pain and suffering may be harder to prove, and any supporting documents you have from doctors or physical therapists will go a long way.

Help with personal injury settlements 
The more information you provide during your free initial consultation, the more we can help you. Nicholson Phillips has experience with the following types of injury cases:

  • Injuries from car and motorcycle accidents
  • Defective product injuries
  • Premises liability injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workers compensation
  • Wrongful death

Our experienced lawyers have earned us the respect of the judiciary and our peers in the legal community. We encourage you to get all the information you need to make an educated decision by scheduling a consultation immediately.