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Inman Park Personal Injury

Inman Park Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents happen. But when a person’s negligent actions cause accidents, that’s when there can be legal consequences. If your neighbor accidentally drops something on your foot, you can’t sue them for your injuries. But you may be able to sue if their dog escapes and bites you.

When someone fails to show you the level of care that they owe you, that is when their actions can be deemed negligent. You might have a personal injury claim if your injuries were due to someone else’s negligence. At Spaulding Injury Law, our Inman Park personal injury lawyers can advise you of your options.

What is a personal injury accident?

A personal injury accident is an accident that causes serious harm to your body or mind. This accident must have been caused at the hands of another person who acted recklessly. When you have been the victim of a personal injury accident, you have the power to file a claim.

Unlike criminal cases, where the prosecutor must bring charges against an offender, you have the power to seek financial compensation for your injuries. You can file a formal complaint against the person to let them and their insurance company know you plan on taking legal action.

How many personal injury accidents are there?

There are so many personal injury accidents that you can seek compensation for. One of the most common accidents is car accidents. Car accidents happen at the hands of another negligent driver and can result in moderate or severe injuries for you.

Other common accidents are product liability accidents, premises liability accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and medical malpractice accidents. Even Uber and Lyft accidents are considered personal injury accidents.

Not every accident leads to a personal injury claim

Even though these accidents are common, that doesn’t mean you would be able to sue for every car or premises liability accident. You need to show more than just your injuries to prove that your accident resulted from negligence.

Negligence is the deciding factor for each personal injury accident. The more you can prove how negligent the other person acted towards you, the more likely you can be awarded compensation.

Negligence can be proven in four ways:

  • Duty. The person must owe you a specific level of care.
  • Breach. The person’s actions or lack of actions must have breached that specific level of care they owed you.
  • Causation. The person’s actions must have directly caused harm or damage to you.
  • Damages. There must be physical, mental, financial, or emotional damages that you’ve experienced from the accident.

Reasons to file a personal injury claim

In addition to being able to prove negligence, there must be a legitimate reason why you want to file a personal injury claim. Maybe your medical expenses are piling up, and you want to seek compensation for your injuries.

Maybe you have lost pay from taking time off from work to deal with your injuries. Maybe your accident has caused you to experience physical pain or mental anguish, and you want to hold the person accountable. You may have experienced financial losses, like a totaled car.

These reasons are legitimate enough to file a personal injury claim against the person who caused your accident.

What is the statute of limitations?

For your injury claim to proceed, you must file it within the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the time you have to file your claim against a person or party until it’s too late. The usual time frame is between 1 to 6 years.

Each personal injury accident has a different statute of limitations. You must file before your statute of limitations is up, or you’ll miss the chance to sue the other party forever. In Georgia, the statute of limitations to file a claim is two years from the date of the accident that caused your injury.

Settling your injury claim

Your injury claim can either progress to trial or end through a settlement. A settlement is reached when you and the insurance company agree on what you will accept as compensation.

In exchange for accepting your compensation, you may have to waive your rights to pursue legal action against the liable party. You would be able to reach this settlement using mediation or some other conflict resolution method outside of the court.

But if you cannot settle, you may have to take the insurance company to court. 

How our Inman Park personal injury lawyers can help

There are many opportunities where your injury claim can go wrong. You may have issues settling with the insurance company because they focus more on discrediting your claim than reaching a conclusion.

The insurance agents may be harassing you before you even file your injury claim. An Inman Park personal injury lawyer can assess your accident, review your damages, and determine the best strategy for your claim.

Our injury lawyers provide straightforward legal advice that will benefit your claim. We personalize our services to your needs and consider your best interests throughout the claim process.

We are not the types of lawyers that make it difficult for our clients to contact us. We work directly with you to address your immediate concerns and aggressively pursue maximum compensation for you.

Resolving your settlement

Although some cases may go to trial, most personal injury claims end in a settlement. Our Inman Park personal injury lawyers do whatever it takes to maximize your settlement amount.

We gather the best evidence that can prove the other party’s negligence. This evidence can convince the insurance company to settle with you and meet your demands.

Even if your claim must progress to a trial, our lawyers are ready to take your claim to a trial if necessary. We have more than 25 years of combined experience litigating cases.

Speak with an Inman Park personal injury lawyer today

If you want the most compensation from your injury claim, speak with a personal injury lawyer at Spaulding Injury Law today. Contact us online to schedule your free consultation.