Personal injuries can happen at any point in your daily life, even when you are sleeping. Someone else does not even intentionally need to try to harm you. While accidents do happen, some things are not accidents in the true sense of the word. They would not happen if someone else took the proper amount of care.
If you have suffered a personal injury, you need legal help from our Chattahoochee Hills personal injury attorneys. We can help you as you seek to hold someone accountable and get paid for the damages that you have suffered. We can help in the following types of cases:
If you or a loved one has been harmed by someone else’s carelessness, you have a legal right to financial compensation. Before you can even begin to discuss the money that you deserve, you must prove that another person or company was responsible for your injuries. This is not always easy. It is one thing to say that something happened to you. It is another thing to prove it.
Proving liability for your personal injury case requires facts. If your case goes to court, you need to show the jury that it is more likely than not that someone else was negligent. Gathering the necessary evidence is difficult when you are dealing with injuries, and the defendant will do everything possible to keep you from the records and proof that your case requires.
You must satisfy all four elements of the test for negligence to receive personal injury compensation. They are:
Your lawyer could use the following to prove that should else is legally obligated to pay for your injuries:
Regardless of what evidence you use, your lawyer will work to avoid a situation where it is your word against the defendant’s.
Proving fault is just the first part of your personal injury case. You must also obtain the right amount of compensation to pay for all of the damages that you have suffered. The concept of personal injury damages is that you must be put in the same exact position as if the accident never happened at all. It is impossible to restore your physical health and situation to what it was beforehand, so money is used as a shorthand.
Your personal injury damages are broken down into two categories (along with a possible third category).
You may also be able to get punitive damages if a jury is outraged by the defendant’s behavior and wants to send a sharp message to them. However, punitive damages are very rare in a personal injury lawsuit.
The first things that you should do after your injury are:
You have several options after you have suffered a personal injury. The first is to work directly with the responsible party’s insurance company. You would file a claim that would include the facts that establish someone else’s fault and your exact damages. The insurance company would review your claim. They would either deny the claim or make you a settlement offer. You can expect that their initial offers will be low, and you would need to negotiate over a period of many months.
The other option is filing a lawsuit against the defendant and letting the jury decide the matter. In reality, you would still continue to negotiate a settlement while your case is pending. Going to trial has its risks, and it will add time to your case, but it may be your best option in some cases. Your personal injury lawyer will work with you on the most effective legal strategy.
An experienced personal injury lawyer at Spaulding Injury Law can assist you throughout the legal process. Not only will financial compensation give you the money that you need, but it will also give you a sense of justice when you have suffered because of someone else.
Call our Chattahoochee Hills personal injury attorneys or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We will learn more about your case and explain your options for your personal injury case.
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