When you wake up in the morning, the last thing you expect your day to bring is an accident. Sadly, thousands of people every year are hurt in personal injury accidents in Georgia. Your injuries may be painful and prevent you from working while you heal. The lost wages and medical bills pile up and suddenly you’re deep in a financial hole. If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of someone else, the Georgia personal injury lawyer of Connelly Law, PC can help you obtain financial compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages.
Should you or a loved one be seriously injured in an accident, it is essential to have a legal advocate by your side to represent your best interests. Our Marietta personal injury attorney is here to make sure that you receive the financial compensation you need to overcome your accident.
Someone else’s negligence shouldn’t force you into financial ruin. To schedule a free consultation with our team, call us at (404) 500-0259 or fill out our online contact form today.
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Don’t Fall for Insurance Company Tricks
After you notify your insurance company of the accident, they will do anything to come out on top, often trying to convince you to settle the case quickly. Accident victims should be aware that insurance companies do not care about their well-being. They only care about their bottom line.
What You Should Do After an Accident
You may receive a false sense of security from insurance companies or be urged to settle before you know your options.
Be sure to follow these steps to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve:
- Consult an accident attorney before signing anything from an insurance company
- Record the exact location, weather, time of day, and witnesses of the accident
- Document any medical care that you receive
- Get a copy of the police report
- Do not sign blanket medical releases
- Don’t accept an offer too quickly
What information should I give to a Georgia personal injury lawyer?
Anything discussed at your first meeting is protected by the attorney-client privilege, even if you decide not to retain us. Having a full picture of your injury claim is essential to defending you, so don’t hold back any relevant information, even if you’re worried it will affect your case.
To determine the best legal course of action, the following questions and topics will be discussed:
- Detailed account of how the accident happened
- The injuries you sustained, medical treatment you received, and your ability to return to work since the accident
- Whether you spoke with any insurance companies and if your statements were recorded
- Contact information of witnesses to the accident
- Whether you signed any release forms or documents
How much will a personal injury case cost me?
Our personal injury attorneys do not charge upfront out-of-pocket fees, and you won’t have to pay a fee at all if the case is unsuccessful. The attorney’s fee and the costs of handling your case will be paid out of the settlement that you receive for the personal injury case.
How long will my personal injury case take to settle?Personal injury settlements are awarded on varied timelines depending on the extent of the injury and the number of parties involved. From the date of filing a complaint to the date of settlement, cases usually take six months to a year. Only a minority of personal injury lawsuits require two to three years to resolve. When settlements cannot easily be reached, our attorneys have the experience to take your case to trial.
How long do I have to file a personal injury case in Georgia?In Georgia, injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of the injury. Getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible will ensure we have enough time to build a strong case. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this deadline, you could lose your rights to damages.
How much is my Georgia personal injury case worth?
An injury claim’s value is affected by many factors such as insurance policies and state laws, as well as the specifics of your accident and injuries.
At Connelly Law, we are here to help you obtain legal justice and fair compensation for:
- Medical bills: We fight for compensation to cover medical bills including ambulance and hospital stays, and ongoing treatment
- Lost wages: If your injuries cause you to miss work or other income activities, we will fight to cover those lost wages
- Property damages: If your vehicle or property is damaged as a result of a crash, we will file an accident claim to cover repairs
- Pain and suffering: Including emotional distress, grief, and loss of companionship and other emotional aspects that cannot easily be quantified
How do our Georgia personal injury lawyers help with your claim?
An attorney will handle the legal process of a personal injury claim so that you can concentrate on your recovery. We will help you avoid mistakes that could hurt your chances of winning full compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.
Personal injury attorneys are also familiar with the different laws governing accidents and injuries and know when it is necessary to prove fault or liability. A full investigation will be conducted to determine who is at fault and to gather all the necessary evidence to prove it.
What should I do after an accident?
Following an accident, it is vital that you gather as much information as possible. If you are not physically able to, consider calling a trusted family member or friend to help you.
- Call the police: The police will file a report, which will be important to include in your claim.
- Seek medical treatment: If you are injured, visit a doctor immediately. Call an ambulance if necessary. Be honest with your doctor about any issues or pain, even if you think they are minor.
- Document the scene: Take pictures of the scene, your injuries, and anything else you think could be relevant.
- Get contact information: Get the name, phone number, and license plate numbers (if involved in an auto accident) of the other party involved in the accident, as well as witness information.
- File a claim within the Statute of Limitations. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. To build your lawsuit, you need a professional who has your best interests in mind.
- Apologize or say, “It’s O.K.”: Although it is natural to want to apologize, this could be taken as an admission of fault.
- Leave the scene: Even if the accident is minor, do not leave the scene until you have the other driver’s contact information. If a police report is necessary, stay at the scene until law enforcement arrives.
- Talk to insurance companies: Insurance adjusters often pressure accident victims to sign medical releases and make statements that are not in their best interests. An adjuster may persuade a victim into accepting a settlement that will not cover the full extent of their injuries, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
- Sign releases without consulting an attorney: Always consult with a lawyer before signing releases because once you do, you cannot seek reimbursement for any additional treatment or other losses.
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Skilled Settlement NegotiatorMany personal injury matters are settled by negotiation, and we are highly skilled at producing fair settlements for our clients.
Accomplished Track RecordWe have successfully handled many personal injury cases and have helped many clients obtain favorable outcomes.
Practicing Since 2012As legal advocates for injury victims since 2012, we have acquired a great deal of experience in a multitude of cases.
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