Personal Injury Cases – Frequently Asked Questions
To help you better understand your personal injury case, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to provide you with essential information and guidance.
Your personal injury case can be complex and daunting, especially if you’re navigating the legal process for the first time.
While your case is unique, these questions and answers will help you understand how the process works and provide valuable information about your rights after an accident.
- What Is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case arises when an individual sustains physical or emotional harm due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions. These cases typically involve seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
- How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?
To have a valid claim, you must establish that someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct caused your injuries. Talking to a personal injury attorney is crucial, we can assess the merits of your case and guide you through the legal process.
- What Types of Injuries Are Covered in Personal Injury Claim?
Personal injury cases can encompass a wide range of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Car accident injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice injuries
- Defective product injuries
- Dog bite injuries
- Should I Speak with the Insurance Company Directly?
We highly recommend that you consult with an attorney before speaking with an insurance company. Insurance adjusters may minimize your claim. Having legal representation allows your attorney to protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation.
- How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Each state has a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations sets a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit. This deadline varies by state and the type of case, so it’s essential to consult an attorney promptly to ensure you get all your legal rights.
In Georgia, the statute of limitations for civil matters such as a car accident or personal injury case, wrongful death, and other personal claims is traditionally two years from the date of the injury or death.
You must file a claim with the court by the statute of limitations date, or your case is void.
- What Compensation Can I Receive in a Personal Injury Claim?
In a successful personal injury case, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation costs
The specific damages depend on the circumstances of your case.
- How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if you win your case, taking a percentage of the awarded compensation. At our office, consultation fees are free, making it accessible to seek legal advice. If you have a personal injury case, call our office at 678-705-9581 for your free consultation. with Julian Lewis Sanders & Associates.
- What Should I Do Immediately After an Injury?
After an injury, it’s most important to prioritize your health and safety. Immediately put yourself out of harm’s way, seek medical attention, document the incident, gather evidence, and consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
- Can I Handle My Personal Injury Claim Without an Attorney?
While you can represent yourself, it’s not advisable. Our attorneys have the experience and legal knowledge to navigate the intricacies of personal injury law effectively.
10) How Long Does a Personal Injury Claim Take to Resolve?
The duration of a personal injury case can vary significantly, depending on factors like the case’s complexity, negotiations, court proceedings, etc. Receiving a scheduled consultation will provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific personal injury case.
In conclusion, personal injury claim can be overwhelming, but having the correct information and legal representation can make the process smoother. If you have further questions or need assistance with your case, don’t hesitate to consult with the Law Offices of Julian Lewis Sanders & Associates.
Our personal injury lawyers in Georgia have helped hundreds of Georgians recover the money they deserve, resulting in over $400 million in verdicts & settlements.
Again, contact The Law Offices of Julian Lewis Sanders if you’d like to talk about your specific situation and receive further assistance. We can set up a confidential and complementary consultation to review the complex details and keep you informed.