Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Helping You Pursue Justice
If you or someone you care for suffered a severe injury because of someone else’s careless actions, you may feel lost and have no idea where to turn or begin the legal process. The price of medical care can place a significant financial strain on you and your family. You may even have to take time off work to recover from your injuries.
During this challenging time, you may benefit from working with a skilled attorney on your case. The legal team at Childers, Schlueter & Smith could help you fight for compensation for all your injuries and losses. Consider speaking with one of our Atlanta personal injury lawyers today.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury is a legal term that describes the harm someone suffers due to another person’s negligent acts. There are many types of accidents that can lead to a personal injury claim, such as car crashes and acts of medical malpractice.
Anyone injured in one of these types of accidents should consult with a skilled lawyer in Atlanta who could determine whether they have a case.
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Seeking Compensation After an Accident in Atlanta
After a preventable accident, an injured party may pursue compensation through a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company or a civil lawsuit. An injured person may recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are monetary losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and costs associated with property damage. Conversely, non-economic damages cover subjective losses, including pain, suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Is It Possible to Recover Compensation Without an Attorney?
While it is not mandatory to hire a lawyer before pursuing a personal injury claim, it is highly recommended. Taking on a case without legal representation could hurt one’s chances of winning full compensation.
Practiced lawyers have years of experience negotiating claims with insurance adjusters and representing injured parties in court. Without legal guidance, an injured party may make mistakes during the legal process or unintentionally accept a low settlement offer.
Legal Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit
After an accident caused by another party, it is important to take legal action immediately. According to Georgia Code § 9-3-33, accident victims have two (2) years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for compensation.
In some rare cases, the statute of limitations may be extended. However, one should never rely upon a potential exception as they are rare and fact specific. Generally, judges will dismiss any personal injury claim filed after the two (2) year deadline.
Call an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you sustained severe injuries in an accident, the consequences can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you have the right to pursue compensation. An experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer could handle every legal aspect of your case. Contact us today to learn how we could help you seek justice after your accident.
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