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Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. Personal injury lawsuits are filed against the person that caused the harm through negligence, or misconduct, and in some cases on the basis of strict liability. Different jurisdictions describe the damages in different ways, but damages typically include the injured person’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life.
The first thing that has to happen is you or someone you know has suffered an injury as the result of another negligent party. The next thing to do is to contact us for a free consultation. We will meet and discuss the details of how the injury occurred. If, after the initial consultation, it appears that you might have a case, we would agree to conduct an exploratory investigation and determine if the other party has applicable insurance and/or sufficient assets to cover any settlement or judgment. If the consultation and investigation lead us to conclude that the case is viable, a fee agreement will be signed and the attorney-client relationship will be official.
After establishing that a legitimate case exists, the plaintiff’s attorney will file a personal injury complaint. After the complaint is filed, we will have a month or more to locate the defendant and “serve” the complaint on him or her. All this means is that we physically deliver the complaint to the defendant in a way that can be verified, ensuring the defendant cannot later claim to not know about the lawsuit.
Discovery is a pre-trial procedure where we and the other party, through the law of civil procedure, can obtain evidence from the other party or parties by means of discovery devices such as interrogatories, requests for production of documents, requests for admissions, and depositions. The purpose of discovery is to encourage parties to reach a resolution of disputes on their own, without resort to a full trial by the court. The free flow of information between the parties to a lawsuit is intended to enable each side to better assess the case, including the strengths and weaknesses of both sides, thereby promoting a more realistic view of likely outcomes that will lead to settlement.
It’s possible for a case to go to trial but most personal injury cases will end in a settlement. At any point in the process described above, the parties can settle and end the case, even before the complaint is filed.
Our Forsyth County location is staffed and can accommodate your injury case. The types of personal injury cases we handle include:
If you have been injured because of another person’s negligence, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
If you wait to contact an attorney, you may make mistakes when talking to the insurance company, receiving medical treatment, or documenting evidence that could affect the outcome of your case. Consult with an attorney immediately after you sustain your injuries so you know exactly what to do to strengthen your case and improve your chances of recovering compensation.
Many people are under the impression that paying for a personal injury attorney is something that they cannot afford, so they end up never hiring an attorney to represent them after they have been injured. We don’t ask for money upfront and only collect a fee if we successfully recover compensation. Not only does this mean that you won’t have to pay anything right away, but it also means we will be even more motivated to reach a favorable outcome in your case.
If you’ve been injured, one of the first things you may do is perform a Google search to find the name of a personal injury attorney near you in the city of Alpharetta. But, you will soon find that there are dozens of personal injury lawyers throughout the state. It’s important to take your time when it comes to choosing an attorney so you know that you’ve found the right one to represent you in your case.
First, start by creating a short list of attorneys that you are interested in learning more about. You can get the names for this short list by asking friends and family for recommendations, consulting with the local bar association, or using an online lawyer directory.
When choosing the names to add to this list, it’s important to know what to look for. You should only include attorneys that are experienced in personal injury law, and licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia.
Contact each of the attorneys on your list to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Before meeting with each attorney, make a list of questions to ask during the consultation so you don’t forget anything.
You will need to ask questions to learn more about the attorney’s background, experience handling cases similar to yours, and past successes. You should also ask the attorney about how he is compensated for his legal services to ensure he will work on a contingency fee basis. Additionally, ask the attorney about who you will be working with inside the office, how often you will be updated about the status of your case, and whether he is able to take your case to trial if necessary. Be sure to take notes during each meeting so you can reference these notes later. After following these steps, you should be able to decide which personal injury attorney in Alpharetta is the best choice. You will then need to inform the attorney that you have decided to hire him so he can begin working on your case right away.
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If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, seek legal representation from Spaulding Injury Law at once. Some of our law firm’s practice areas are wrongful death, truck accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and premises liability. Our attorneys used to work for insurance companies, so they know the ins and outs of all aspects of personal injury law.
As a Spaulding Injury Law client, you will receive personal attention throughout the entire legal process so you are always updated on the status of your case. To learn more about what it’s like working with us, take a look at Spaulding Injury Law’s Google reviews.
Schedule a free consultation with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys in our law office by calling 470-297-6169 or sending us a message using the online contact form on our website. Our attorneys will review your case, provide you with legal advice, and explain all of your legal options.
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