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Braselton GA Personal Injury Lawyers

Last Updated on December 3, 2021 by Theodore Spaulding

Were you injured in an accident not of your own doing but of another person’s negligent acts? Following a serious accident that hurt you or a family member, you will require ample time to focus on your recovery and getting back on your feet. Admittedly, this could be a daunting task when you’re also dealing with the physical and financial challenges brought on by your injuries

Fortunately, you don’t need to pursue compensation and justice on your own. Our competent and compassionate Braselton personal injury lawyers here at Spaulding Injury Law have all the resources and experience to handle your personal injury claim from beginning to end. This would give you all the time you need to just focus your energy on recovering and increase your chances of obtaining maximum compensation under Georgia law. 

 

Do I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim? 

You may have a valid personal injury claim if you have suffered personal injuries because another person or entity harmed you intentionally, was negligent, or is strictly liable for the accident and your injuries. Regardless of your reason for filing a claim, you will still need to prove that: 

  • Someone else owed you a legal obligation or duty to act in a particular manner, such as driving safely, complying with workplace safety regulations, or ensuring that a product is safe for public use;
  • The entity or person failed to do their duty; and
  • As a result, you were injured and suffered quantifiable losses and damages.

Ultimately, however, the best way to know if you have a valid claim is by discussing your specific case with a skilled Braselton personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer will listen to the facts of your case, figure out if you have grounds for filing a claim, and inform you of all the options available to you. 

 

Will I Be Able to Recover Damages in Personal Injury Case?

Broadly speaking, Georgia law enables injured accident victims to recover the following damages

Economic Damages

These are paid for recompensing injured victims for all financial costs related to the accident. In most cases, these include medical bills, property damage, lost income, and rehabilitation. Economic damages are for ensuring that injured victims are “made whole” again or back in the state they were in prior to getting injured. 

Non-economic Damages

While not all injuries can be easily assigned a dollar value, this does not necessarily mean that they are not devastating. It just means that such injuries are hard to calculate because they affect a person’s mind, psyche, and/or emotions. These non-economic damages typically include pain and suffering, chronic pain, mental anguish, sleep disorders, scarring and disfigurement, loss of companionship, loss of life enjoyment, and psychological distress or disorders like PTSD, anxiety, and depression, among others. Working with a Braselton personal injury lawyer will help ensure that all your non-economic damages will be accurately determined and calculated. 

Punitive Damages

These damages are awarded for penalizing offenders who have caused injured victims significant harm. Although they are not commonly awarded in personal injury claims, they could be awarded if the at-fault party’s negligence was particularly shocking and flagrant and showed intentional malice, misconduct, oppression, or fraud. 

 

Who Could Be Held Responsible in Personal Injury Cases?  

Any person or entity that indirectly or directly caused or contributed to the accident and your injuries could be held legally liable for your personal injury. Depending on the particular claim you are planning on filing, potentially liable parties might include property owners, motorists, business owners, employers, doctors, hospitals, other health care professionals, product manufacturers, and government agencies, among others. 

The problem is that accidents are often more complicated than you think, mostly due to the fact that various things could contribute to a slip and fall or car crash, for instance. In such cases, multiple parties are typically liable for the accident and must pay for the resulting injuries and losses. This is why legal guidance from a lawyer is vital. 

At Spaulding Injury Law, our top Braselton personal injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case to figure out what caused the accident and who could be held accountable for it. This ensures that anyone who had a hand in your accident will be held legally and financially responsible for the compensation you deserve. 

 

What is The Value of My Personal Injury Claim? 

Put simply, the value of your claim would depend on the facts specific to your personal injury case. Normally, factors that lawyers utilize for valuing a claim include the following: 

  • The specific injury type the victim suffered
  • The victim’s out-of-pocket costs
  • Whether the injury caused any permanent or temporary disability or impairment
  • Estimated future costs associated with recovery or lasting injuries
  • How and if the injury has impacted the victim’s working or earning capacity
  • How the accident and injury has affected the victim’s overall quality of life

 

How Soon Can I Recover Compensation? 

If you come to an agreement with the liable party’s settlement offer, your personal claim could be resolved in several weeks or months. On the other hand, if you can’t agree on a fair compensation amount, the case will head to trial, and you might have to wait for a year or more for the jury verdict. The main thing to remember is that you should not settle your claim until you have completely identified all the damages applicable to your case and figure out exactly what they are worth. 

 

Find Out How Our Top Braselton Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Don’t delay seeking monetary compensation and holding the at-fault party legally responsible for all your accident-related damages and losses. Reach out to Spaulding Injury Law today to speak to one of our experienced Braselton personal injury lawyers to learn about the best legal recourse for your case. 

To set up a free review of your claim, you can reach us by phone at 770-874-8891 or fill out our quick online form today. If you lost a loved one because of another’s negligent acts, we could likewise assist you in filing a wrongful death claim to seek damages.