What is Full Compensation?

What is Full Compensation?
Feb 15, 2024

Understanding Full Compensation is Critical to a Case


Full compensation in a personal injury case typically refers to the complete financial reimbursement for all losses and damages suffered by the injured party as a result of the incident. This can include:

1. Medical expenses: Compensation for past, current, and future medical bills related to the injury, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, therapy, and medical equipment.

2. Lost wages: Reimbursement for income lost due to the injury, including missed work days, reduced earning capacity, and potential future income if the injury affects the person’s ability to work in the long term. Specifically, this may fall under Georgia Code § 51-12-33 which covers damages in personal injury cases.

3. Pain and suffering: Compensation for the physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish caused by the injury, as well as any decrease in quality of life resulting from the accident.

4. Property damage: Reimbursement for any damage to property, such as vehicles or personal belongings, caused by the incident.

5. Other expenses: Compensation for any other out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a direct result of the injury, such as transportation costs to medical appointments or home modifications to accommodate disabilities.

The goal of seeking full compensation is to restore the injured person to the financial position they would have been in if the injury had not occurred. This often involves negotiations with insurance companies or legal proceedings to ensure that all relevant damages are adequately addressed and compensated.

Warshauer Woodward Atkins stands out by taking a meticulous approach to each case, ensuring that all avenues for obtaining full compensation are explored. Unlike some firms that may accept the initial settlement offered by insurance companies or overlook potential additional liabilities, Warshauer Woodward Atkins dives deep into the details of each case.

Warshauer Woodward Atkins personal injury attorney at desk analyzing medical records in a product liability case.

1. Thorough investigation: The firm conducts comprehensive investigations into the circumstances surrounding the injury, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and examining relevant documents to build a strong case.

2. Identifying all liable parties: In addition to holding the at-fault party accountable, Warshauer Woodward Atkins explores the possibility of other liable parties, such as manufacturers of defective products or third parties responsible for unsafe working conditions.

3. Assessing all damages: The firm meticulously evaluates all damages suffered by the client, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses, to ensure that no aspect of the injury is overlooked in the pursuit of full compensation.

4. Negotiating aggressively: Armed with a thorough understanding of the case and the client’s needs, Warshauer Woodward Atkins negotiates with insurance companies and other parties from a position of strength, advocating fiercely for fair and just compensation.

5. Pursuing litigation when necessary: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, the firm is prepared to take the case to court and litigate aggressively on behalf of their clients, seeking full compensation through a trial if required.

By taking this comprehensive approach, Warshauer Woodward Atkins ensures that all of their clients receive the full compensation they deserve, providing them with the financial resources they need to recover and move forward with their lives after an injury.