Dealing with treatment and recovery from injuries sustained in an accident caused by another’s recklessness, malicious, or negligent actions can be challenging. It can have a significant impact on you and your family’s life. You cannot do your daily duties, must take time off from work, and have little to no cash inflow.
How do you deal with such matters as you pursue justice against those responsible? Can you manage to fight them as you seek compensation for your injuries and losses while also struggling with recovering? Your best bet would be to work closely with an accomplished and reliable Sandy Springs personal injury lawyer. Call Ted A. Greve & Associates today at (844) 387-8677, speak to a personal injury attorney, and schedule a free case review.
What Should I Do After An Injury?
Accident victims tend to get confused after the incident, primarily because of the collision’s impact. We understand how demanding things can get, especially when the defendant’s side puts up a resilient fight. That is why you need an experienced law firm to represent you. Moreover, it would be best to take the necessary measures to protect your interests and secure your chances of getting compensation. Some of the things you must do after a personal injury incident include:
- Seek immediate medical treatment even if you believe the injuries are not severe. Keep a record of all your medical reports and bills.
- Take pictures of the scene using your phone if it is at hand or ask anyone present during the incident to help take photos or videos.
- Ask any witnesses to share their names and numbers, asking if they can testify in your favor.
- Report the accident to the relevant authorities, a workplace accident to your manager or supervisor, or a vehicle accident to the police.
- Limit your conversations, especially with those responsible for the accident, so that you do not say anything that will imply an admission of fault.
- Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to help you secure and fight for your rights and interests.
How Can A Sandy Springs Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
While the law allows you to represent yourself in the court, it is often not wise because you risk facing experienced law professionals who understand and are ready to exploit the different loopholes in federal and state laws. Therefore, the best move is to work closely with a seasoned and dependable personal injury attorney. Some of the benefits of hiring one include:
Case Preparation/Filing A Lawsuit
Our personal injury lawyers will review your case and prepare to resolve the matter via settlement negotiations or through the court. It might sound relatively straightforward, but it is a task that entails adequate investigations to gather evidence, validate your claims, prepare potential witnesses, and file a lawsuit. All these things require lots of paperwork and vast legal knowledge.
A court battle can be avoided if the other party admits fault and is willing to compensate you. Many cases are resolved via negotiations to reach a fair settlement. Therefore, your attorney will oversee the negotiations since they understand how to deal with insurance providers that try to discredit or deny victims their claims.
Trial Preparation And Representation
Your lawyer has to prepare adequately for trial if the defendant’s legal team plays hardball and is unwilling to offer a fair settlement. The attorney will use the gathered evidence and witness testimony to build a strong case when representing you before a judge or jury. The objective is to prove to the court that those responsible for your injuries, losses, pain, and suffering must be held accountable and shall compensate you.
What Type Of Damages Can I Recover Under Georgia State Laws?
You stand to get the maximum compensation possible if you hire a reputable and experienced attorney to represent you. We understand that money cannot the answer to all your woes, but it will offer some reprieve, covering a significant portion of the financial turmoil you and your family have and are bound to experience because of the accident. The personal injury lawyer handling your case will fight to recover the following damages:
They are awarded as compensation for your financial losses attributed to the accident, meaning they mostly will have a determinable monetary value. Economic damages can include medical bills, therapy, medication costs, home care, and lost wages, among others. The lawyer also will consider funeral and burial expenses if the incident resulted in a loved one’s wrongful death.
They cover losses that do not have a precise monetary value but impact your life significantly. Your attorney will consider some things when pushing to recover non-economic damages, including lost companionship, emotional distress, physical disfigurement, and others.
The personal injury lawyer might ask the judge or jury to consider punitive damages if investigations show the accused’s behavior or actions that led to the accident were grossly negligent. However, the court will administer the punitive damages at its discretion, which mainly serves as additional punishment.
How Is Liability Determined?
The personal injury lawyer handling your case will work closely with a team of professionals from different specialties to investigate your claim and determine liability. It is an essential measure that improves your chances of being awarded the maximum compensation.
The attorney will consider four vital factors that bear legal implications to your case, and determining them will help prove fault and be leveraged to win your case. The four are:
Proving Duty of Care
The goal is to show the court that the responsible party owed you a duty of care, such as how all drivers must obey traffic laws or a store’s duty to deal with safety risks like spills.
Breach of Duty of Care
After proving you were owed a duty of care, we shall strive to prove the defendant therein breached the said responsibility.
Your attorney also will display to the court how your injuries are directly linked to the accident and how the incident is a direct result of the responsible party’s negligent actions.
We will show how you suffered harm and losses as a result of your injuries. We will pursue the maximum compensation that covers all damages as we strive to ensure those responsible for your injuries and losses are held accountable.
In some cases, like auto accidents, the responsible party may argue you share some fault. This can mean your compensation is reduced according to Georgia’s comparative negligence rule. Our attorneys will know how best to respond if the other party tries to shift fault onto you.
How Much Time Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Georgia?
According to Georgia state laws, you have a limited period to take the necessary legal measures to secure your chances of receiving compensation, which is governed by filing the personal injury lawsuit on time. Georgia’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the time of the accident.
Nevertheless, the rule does place some exemptions which a seasoned attorney is familiar with and can advise you about what you must do to ensure you file your claim early. We guarantee that we shall start the legal process for your case immediately to meet the stipulated deadline. The earlier to come to us at Ted A. Greve And Associates for help and begin the process, the better your chances.
How Much Will A Sandy Springs Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
The hefty treatment costs, lost wages, and other financial burdens you face will most likely be overwhelming when tackling a personal injury lawsuit yourself. Some people will opt to take this route, thinking they will avoid spending a lot on legal fees for hiring a lawyer. You need not worry about such things.
At Ted A. Greve and Associates, we shall offer a free case review to determine if it is worth pursuing. We shall provide your legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will pay us after we help you win fair compensation. You don’t pay us any fees if we don’t win your case.
Types Of Personal Injury Cases We Handle At Ted A. Greve And Associates
We take pride in being a law firm that has helped numerous clients find justice for themselves or their loved ones. As personal injury advocates with a significant reputation in the legal profession, we are confident that we can help you find peace of mind in your pursuit of justice. Some of the cases we have handled under personal injury laws include:
- Dog bites
- Product liability
- Car accident
- Wrongful death
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall
- Workers’ compensation
Get In Touch With Our Sandy Springs Personal Injury Lawyers
If you want to improve your chances of getting fair compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, it is best to talk to us today. At Ted A. Greve and Associates, we shall be committed to fighting hard on your behalf to ensure those responsible are held accountable. Moreover, our goal is to put your mind at ease so that you can focus more on recovering from your injuries as you entrust us with fighting for your rights and interests. Call our law offices to speak to a Sandy Springs personal injury lawyer today at (844) 387-8677 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation and learn more about how we can help.