If you have been injured by the negligent acts of another person, you have the legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party that has caused you harm. A personal injury lawsuit is dealt with in civil court as opposed to criminal court. The verdict does not determine whether the defendant is innocent or guilty, but rather whether the defendant should compensate the victim for his injuries.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit is one option, but it is not the most common one. Most people who have sustained injuries caused by another person hire an attorney who will begin to negotiate with the at-fault party outside of the courtroom. The vast majority of personal injury cases—around 90%–are settled through these pre-trial negotiations. It is only when these negotiations fail that the case is brought to court.
If you have been injured, speak with a personal injury attorney at once to discuss your legal options and decide how to move forward with your case.
Thousands of people are killed in car accidents every year, and millions more are injured as a result of negligent drivers. While some of these victims may only suffer minor injuries, there are a significant amount of people who sustain serious, life-changing injuries such as brain damage in car crashes.
If you have been involved in a car accident, it’s important to hold onto your medical records and any other documentation you have that proves the extent of your injuries and the expenses you have incurred. It’s also recommended that you take photos of your injuries and keep a journal where you can describe the pain and suffering that you experience on a daily basis. Having this type of evidence can strengthen your case and improve your chance of recovering the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and more.
In addition to documenting evidence, it’s also strongly recommended that you work with an attorney. Our experienced attorneys will fight tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Truck accidents can often cause serious—and sometimes fatal—injuries. These tragic accidents can occur when a driver operates the truck while intoxicated, distracted, or drowsy. Accidents can also be caused by a negligent trucking company that over schedules the driver or fails to perform necessary repairs on the truck. But, the trucking company and truck driver are not the only two parties that can be responsible for this type of accident. A parts manufacturer can also be held liable if a defective part is to blame for the crash. Liability may not be immediately clear following an accident, which is where an attorney can step in and help.
Determining liability is the first step to recovering the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Our attorneys will begin investigating the case right away to gather evidence from the scene and gain access to important documents from the trucking company. If you have been injured, you should focus solely on your recovery and let our team handle the legal aspects of your case.
Inside a car, you are protected by the seatbelt strapped across your body and the airbags on the side and in the front of the vehicle. However, motorcyclists do not enjoy this same level of protection. Safety gear such as helmets can offer some degree of protection, but even if a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, he can sustain serious injuries in a crash. Treating injuries can be expensive—especially for motorcyclists who are forced to take time off of work due to their injuries. If your injuries were caused by a negligent driver, an attorney can help you recover compensation for these medical expenses and more.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident so he can immediately begin to gather evidence that proves the other party was at fault for the accident. Then, an attorney will get in touch with the at-fault party’s insurance company to begin the process of negotiating a settlement. If the insurance company is unwilling to settle with you, let your attorney take your case to trial, where he will fight tirelessly to help you recover what you deserve.
A wrongful death is one that is caused by the reckless or negligent acts of another person. When someone that you love suffers a wrongful death, you may be able to recover compensation by taking legal action against the negligent party. However, there are state laws that regulate who is able to file a wrongful death claim. In Georgia, the spouse of the victim is the first person who is able to file a wrongful death claim. The spouse must represent the best interests of any children that he shared with the victim. Any compensation that is recovered must be split between the spouse and children, but it doesn’t have to be split equally. The spouse is entitled to at least one-third of the settlement, regardless of how many children he has to split the compensation with.
If the victim did not have a surviving spouse or children, other parties such as the victim’s parents or representative of the victim’s estate can file a claim instead. To learn more about filing a wrongful death claim in Georgia, contact the attorneys at Spaulding Injury Law by phone or email today.
If you have been injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one, please contact our law offices today to discuss your legal issue. Our office has a number of different practice areas, including auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and wrongful death. We are proud to protect the rights of individuals in Hall County, Clayton County, Forsyth County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, Cherokee County, Fulton County, and DeKalb County. Call us or enter your information in the confidential form on our site to schedule a free consultation. Please visit our website to see our address and driving directions to our office.
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