What Are General Damages?
General damages are a type of compensatory damage for non-economic or intangible losses suffered by accident victims.
They differ from special damages, which refer to economic losses such as medical bills or lost wages.
Examples include of general damages are:
- Emotional Distress
- Mental Anguish
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Loss of Companionship
- Reduced Quality of Life
The goal is to compensate victims for the intangible harm caused by the accident.
Calculating General Damages
Determining the exact monetary value for general damages can be challenging in personal injury cases.
These damages will vary from case to case and often require the assistance of outside experts, like mental health professionals, to come up with an appropriate amount.
Factors that influence the calculation of general damages include:
- The severity of the injury and accident
- The emotions of the jury
- The skill and experience of the plaintiff’s lawyer
You should always work with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your general damages.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney at The Brown Firm
The personal injury lawyers at The Brown Firm have decades of experience handling personal injury claims. Our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge to guide you through the aftermath of an accident.
We understand how difficult a personal injury can be and offer free consultations to Georgia and South Carolina accident victims.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 800-529-1441 to schedule your free consultation.
What Impact Does the Abstract Have on Property Transfer?
Any transfer of property results in the creation of rights, but it may also bring with it liabilities. There are various ways to transfer property, all of which include the real estate’s title. Title transfers (deeds) come in a variety of forms, including:
- A warranty deed makes claims about the title. Technically, it does not guarantee that the title is fair and marketable, but it does declare that the seller will protect your ownership interests in the property if the title is contested by another party.
- Similar to a warranty deed, a limited warranty deed restricts the extent to which the parties will defend the deed (such as against particular classes of people or claims)
- A quitclaim deed is a transfer deed that simply transfers all of the seller’s rights in the property to the buyer; it makes no promises whatsoever.
- When a person is chosen by the court in a probate case to transfer property to an heir or another party, an administrator’s deed manifests. The official term of the deed changes to “executor’s deed” if a will is included to reflect the fact that an executor, not an administrator, completes the transfer.
If you’re in a disagreement over anything that happened on someone else’s property, especially something like a slip-and-fall or careless security, make sure you contact an experienced Personal Injury Attorney for legal help.
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