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Georgia Truck Accident Compensation: Things to Know
Georgia state law declares that all personal injury cases must be in accordance with modified comparative negligence laws. These laws dictate how much you can be compensated for depending on your role in causing the accident.
The rules for modified comparative negligence are as follows:
- If you are not at fault, you will get full compensation
- If you are partially at fault, you will receive reduced compensation
- If you are more than 50% at fault, you will be barred from receiving compensation
An example would be if you were trying to get around a swerving truck by going slightly over the speed limit and they ended up crashing into you anyway. In that scenario, you may be considered 10% at fault. If you were to receive a compensation award of $100,000, you would be able to collect $90,000 of the award to account for your fault.
There are three main damages that go into determining a compensation award.
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Past and future pain and suffering
Generally speaking, if those damages are more severe, you can receive more compensation. There will be deliberations made about how much all of those damages are worth, and a fair number will be negotiated by your attorney.
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If you need more information on how Georgia truck accident compensation works, our experienced Augusta truck accident attorneys are happy to help. Please call our office today to set up a free initial consultation. Allow us to take on your case and protect your right to full and fair compensation.
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