We all expect to hit the road in East Atlanta and return home safely after running errands or attending work or school. For the most part, this is exactly what happens, but the reality is that accidents do happen. When they do, people can suffer a wide range of serious accidental injuries that require medical treatment and have other costly effects on their lives.
If you are one of the unfortunate people who was involved in a car accident or any other type of accident, then it is likely you have many questions to best understand what options you may have as you grapple with your unexpected circumstances.
The law offers a means for those who have been injured in an accident to be compensated for their injuries. This process begins with an insurance claim against the liable party or parties, and in some cases, could even proceed to civil court. A personal injury claim, however, can only be successful if the injured victim shows that the person against whom they have filed a claim was negligent in causing the accident.
If you have sustained injuries in an accident caused by a negligent person or entity, our Spaulding personal injury attorneys are on standby to help you in both understanding the legal process to obtain the compensation and guiding you every step of the way to make sure you obtain full compensation for your injuries.
We have experience handling different types of personal injury cases, including:
To successfully obtain compensation in a personal injury claim, you must provide evidence to satisfy the following elements:
You might think it is fairly obvious that someone else was to blame, and you sustained losses. However, the injury claim process requires specific evidence of each of the above elements. You should have a skilled East Atlanta personal injury attorney handling this process for you.
Under Georgia personal injury law, you are entitled to seek and be awarded damages as compensation for your injuries. Damages refer to monetary or financial compensation the person or entity that caused the accident is required to pay to put you financially in the same position you would be without the accident.
There are two types of damages available in personal injury cases, and these are economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are monetary or financial compensation you should be awarded to take care of all your out-of-pocket costs that you incurred and have paid because of the accident, and these normally include:
Non-economic damages are monetary compensation an injured person gets that are not economic damages. These types of damages are subjective – meaning it is what the accident victim says they are suffering without concrete proof. For this reason, it is not easy to calculate with any certainty what these non-economic damages are. Some insurers have standard calculations for non-economic damages, but these calculations favor the insurance company and often result in much less compensation than you deserve.
Non-economic damages include the following:
Never discount these losses, as they can be a significant part of your financial recovery following a severe injury.
At Spaulding Injury Law, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of those who suffer unexpected injuries as the result of negligent or wrongful conduct. If you suffered an injury because of an accident that was caused by someone else, contact our office today for free legal consultation. We can evaluate your rights and answer all the questions you might have regarding your case.
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