5 Facts About Personal Injury Claims in Georgia
5 Facts about Personal Injury Claims in Georgia
When you have become a victim of someone else’s negligent actions, it can be overwhelming to know just exactly what to do.
Before you begin worrying, let’s take a few minutes to go over five critical facts about personal injury claims in Georgia.
This should give you some background knowledge on personal injury lawsuits or settlements and help you begin your claim in the right direction.
I met with Harry Brown personally and he sat with me for 20 minutes at our initial consultation to explain everything. He even called after my surgery to see how I was doing. I met with him several more times after that and was kept informed about my case throughout. I highly recommend Harry Brown as an attorney.
The Clock is Ticking when it Comes to Filing a Claim
From the time of your accident till the two-year mark of the accident you can file a personal injury claim.
Even though you have this amount of time just remember it’s best to start right away so there are no gaps in your argument. Also, if you already accepted a settlement it is extremely unlikely anyone can help with your case.
There are Different Types of Personal Injury Cases
Most people think of a car accident when they hear personal injury accident, but this term covers much more.
Personal injury cases include traffic accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, slips and falls, products liability, dangerous drugs, and defamation: libel or slander.
You Don’t Need Money Upfront for Legal Representation
PI lawyers typically take your case on a contingency basis. If you need a little more detail on contingency fees, click this link.
This is great because you don’t have to come up with the money right away.
The attorney only receives payment when you get your settlement. This can be disappointing in the end because their fee may be high, but since they are taking a risk on your case, it helps to justify the fee better.
Lawyers put a lot of work into a case, and if the case doesn’t turn out the way they thought it would, they just invested an incredible amount of time and effort without pay.
Some lawyers that take a case on a contingency basis take anywhere from 30% to 40% of the settlement, and there are sometimes extra fees depending on the details of your case. Make sure you have all payment in writing before your choice your lawyer.
Insurance Companies will Offer a Settlement
Most insurance companies will offer a settlement to the victim of the accident shortly after it has accrued.
This is because they want the injured person to take the lowest offer possible and get them to accept the offer before the victim realizes all of the expenses related to the accident.
It seems unfair, but they are a business trying to keep as much money as possible.
You can look into common mistakes people make with insurance companies here.
Ready to Talk to a Lawyer Who Has Your Back?
Even the littlest details on the case can make or break it. That is why it is recommended for the victim of someone else negligence not to contact a PI lawyer right away.
An attorney will investigate the case further in a discovery process where they gather necessary documents, medical information, and speak with witnesses.
If you or a loved one have been affected by someone else’s careless actions and need to file a personal injury claim, you can contact our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys by clicking the link below for your free consultation.
Original Article Posted here
Our Recent Personal Injury Articles
A stolen vehicle chase with deputies left two teens in critical condition after they lost control of the vehicle.
A bus caught fire on Friday night at Ashford Dunwoody Road and I-285 West, causing delays during rush hour. The ramp was closed, and firefighters were able to put out...
A pedestrian in Cartersville, GA, was hit and killed by a train while crossing the tracks. The pedestrian's identity is unknown.
Macon, GA – Gray Highway Will Get New Pedestrian Crosswalks In Efforts To Decrease Pedestrian Fatalities
Concrete medianettes will be built on Gray Highway and Shurling Drive in Georgia to improve pedestrian safety. These medianettes will provide a safe space for pedestrians to cross busy roads,...
(August 27, 2023) Two victims in a hit-and-run accident on Northside Parkway are in severe condition and were taken to the hospital. The details of the collision are still under...
(August 24, 2023) There was a fatal tractor-trailer truck accident on I-20 in Douglas County. The accident resulted in the closure of all westbound lanes. Emergency personnel were working to...
The driver of a pickup truck wrecked Monday afternoon, prompting Sandy Springs Police to close the eastbound Roswell Road ramp. No fatalities were reported.
There was a semi-truck fire on I-20 near Warren Road, causing traffic congestion. The Augusta Fire Department was present and suggested alternative routes for drivers.
Following a car crash in Atlanta, several men opened fire at vehicles in the intersection. The crash involved three vehicles, with a Chevrolet Camaro being at fault. The men from...
A 76-year-old Marietta man was killed Sunday night after a car hit him as he crossed Austell Road in central Cobb County.
Contact The Brown Firm
Get the Answers and Compensation You Deserve
You’ll notice the difference when you contact The Brown Firm! Our local dedicated attorneys want to help you recover and rebuild.
Schedule your free consultation by calling (800) 529-1441 or completing our simple online form.