Different kinds of accidents happen every single day. Some accident victims are lucky enough to end up with some minor scrapes and bruises, while others are not as lucky and end up with serious and life-changing injuries. Fortunately, injured victims could pursue financial compensation for their damages via a personal injury claim. But to successfully recover compensation through a claim, injured victims must show that the at-fault party acted recklessly or negligently, causing the accident and injuring the victims.
If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident caused by a negligent individual or entity, our top Chamblee personal injury lawyers are ready to help. We handle different kinds of personal injury cases here at Spaulding Injury Law, including:
In most personal injury cases, injured parties might be entitled to be compensated by two types of damages, which are economic damage and non-economic damages.
These damages compensate victims for the out-of-pocket costs they incurred due to the accident and usually include:
These are the kinds of damages that are hard to calculate because they are subjective. These normally include the following:
Injured victims might sometimes be awarded exemplary or punitive damages when they show convincing and clear proof of the at-fault party’s willful negligence, oppression, wantonness, misconduct, or malice. These damages are usually reserved for the most outrageous and severe cases of wrongdoing.
In addition, they are used to financially penalize the liable party from acting the same way in the future. For example, if the liable party was found guilty of drunk driving when they crashed into your car, they will need to pay punitive damages on top of the non-economic and economic damages they already owe.
To successfully win your personal injury claim, you’ll need to establish the following elements:
In order to demonstrate all these elements, you will need to present strong evidence. In personal injury claims, pieces of evidence commonly used for establishing negligence include police reports, eyewitness testimonies, videos and photos of the accident scene, medical records and bills, and documentation to support lost income.
It’s also crucial to note that in some cases, more than one individual or entity could be held liable for an accident. For example, the other driver might not be solely responsible for an auto accident. Sometimes auto accidents occur when a car component malfunctioned or did not have adequate safety features.
Likewise, auto accidents could be caused by poor design or maintenance of the roadway. In this case, the government entity responsible for maintaining or fixing the roadway might be partly or solely to blame for the accident.
Accidents could be very costly. The medical treatment costs could add up pretty quickly, and if you were forced to stop working, losing your income could make a difficult situation even more challenging. If you suffered a catastrophic injury, the costs could run up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. This does not even include the costs of intangible damages like pain and suffering.
With help from our skilled Chamblee personal injury lawyers, however, you could seek fair compensation that will cover all the expenses and costs related to your injuries. Although money can’t undo the accident or ensure that your injuries will recover fully, it could help make your financial burden easier to manage. Pursuing a personal injury claim will also make sure that the negligent party that injured you will be held accountable for their actions.
At Spaulding Injury Law, we are all about holding individuals or entities legally liable for the damages they inflict on other people. When accidents leave innocent victims struggling to recover and pay their medical bills, our Chamblee personal injury lawyers can help them seek justice and proper compensation.
To find out more about how a personal injury claim works and what you could expect based on the specific circumstances surrounding your case, you can call us or fill out our online contact form to arrange a free consultation with one of our Chamblee personal injury lawyers today.
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