Whether you’ve had an accident or experienced a tragedy, someone’s mistake or intentional actions shouldn’t cost you future pain and suffering.
Did someone’s actions cause you to miss time at work, lose your job, or inflict physical or mental harm on you?
Why Should I Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?
Hiring a personal injury attorney after a car accident or a slip and fall, or any other instance where you are hurt because of someone else's negligence is essential. Most people don't realize that even though you have a right to compensation after an injury, the responsible party does not have to pay you unless you sue. An attorney with experience in these cases can help ensure that whoever is responsible for your pain compensates you adequately. The majority of these lawsuits require filing a suit against an insurance policy. While you can file a claim yourself, insurance companies are not likely to pay you what your case is worth without an attorney to advocate for you.
Types of Personal Injury and Lawsuits
Auto Accidents: Auto accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases that we come across in our law office. Here in Atlanta, we estimate that there is one car crash per hour on any given day. That is an average of 24 car accidents per day, and unfortunately, many of the drivers who are hurt do not get nearly enough to cover their medical bills and time lost from work due to their injuries. Insurance companies that receive claims from injured drivers train their employees to offer minimal payouts. That is why it is essential to hire an attorney to represent you when you get hurt. We will get the maximum amount of compensation possible for your case to help you recover. After an accident, make sure you file a police report and seek medical help if you need it, then call us to get to work on your case.
Catastrophic Accidents: Car crashes that result in a loss of life or dramatically affect the quality of life of survivors are considered catastrophic accidents. These cases may sometimes require litigation and other extreme measures to recover fair compensation for damages and pain and suffering. Our team is experienced in obtaining settlements but is also willing to take the case to trial if necessary. Most people don't realize that NOT every attorney who handles personal injury cases can take a case to trial. Most attorneys do everything they can to avoid a trial and could potentially leave money on the table in doing so. We believe that you deserve better and will fight to get you what you deserve, even if we have to go to trial.
Premises Liability: Public places and private businesses have a responsibility to keep you and your loved ones safe. This responsibility can include apartment complexes and other rental properties. When you or a loved one is hurt because there was negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. For example, we have had cases where people were shot or assaulted because of negligence in security by apartment complexes and shopping malls. We have also managed cases such as a slip or a fall case where a wet floor was not adequately handled. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury because someone was negligent, call our office to talk to someone about your case right away.
Some of the most commong legal matters that fall under this category of the law include:
- Wrongfull death
- Truck accident
- Catastrophic injury
- Slip and fall
- Spinal cord injury
- Premises liability
- Victim of a crime
- Apartment shooting
- Sexual assault
- Brain injury
- Dog bite
- Motorcycle accident
Insurance companies are not on your side
When you get hurt because someone else was negligent, your best chance of being compensated for your pain, suffering, and medical bills are filing a claim with the responsible party's insurance or your own. Some insurance companies will find ways to deny your claims altogether, and those that do payout will likely pay much less if you don't have an attorney. This guide will provide you with the insights you need to identify how insurance companies hide their true motives.
Don’t wait; you must get legal representation immediately to protect your rights and preserve evidence to maximize your recovery.
You didn’t choose to be a victim of an accident, and for many, the idea of filing a lawsuit is a hard decision. We recommend that as soon as you’re safe, make us your next call. Just remember, once you talk to the insurance company, it will be their job to minimize the payout to you. Having our legal team on your side to handle negotiations with the insurance company - and if necessary - filing a lawsuit will help you potentially recover the:
- Payment of medical bills related to your accident and recovery
- Reimbursement for property damage and deductibles
- Payment for pain and suffering
- Payment for future economic loss resulting from an inability to work