When might I need a personal injury lawyer, and how do I use one?
If you have suffered an injury that was someone else’s fault you are most likely to need a personal injury lawyer. The injury could be the result of negligence or be done on purpose and it includes but is not limited to car accidents, dog bites, or burn injuries.
Is the accident I suffered a personal injury case?
There are many accidents that count as personal injury cases in Atlanta – from dog bites to car accidents. They are usually due to accidents willfully caused or resulting from the negligence of another person, company, or government agency.
Feel free to contact us at no cost to you in order to determine if you have a case and if you can file a claim for the incident.
When can I sue my employer for an injury?
Employers are obligated to provide their employees with a safe environment, but, unfortunately, that is not always the case. You can file a claim for personal injury that occurred at your workplace if your employer intentionally attempted or did harm to you, if you were exposed to chemicals, or if you were injured by a machine or by a third party.
What will my personal injury lawyer do for me?
Personal injury lawsuit starts with filing a complaint. Your lawyer will take care of preparing all the necessary documentation to support your case and then fight for it. A legal representative will ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.
How do I choose a personal injury lawyer?
There are many personal injury lawyers you can turn to, especially in Atlanta, Georgia, but you need someone who is going to show you compassion, care, and devotion to your specific case. That is why our team in The Singleton Law Firm is fully committed to providing the best possible legal care.
What questions should you ask a personal injury lawyer?
Your personal injury lawyer is someone you are going to work very closely with, so you should feel free to discuss anything with him or her. It is also important to be aware of what the claims process entails, so you should ask your lawyer about the fees, about what happens after a case is closed (no matter the outcome), the time frame, and about his or her previous experience.
How long can a personal injury lawsuit take?
The time each personal injury case takes is different and depends on many factors. This could vary from a few months to a year or more.
Why do insurance companies settle out of court?
It is true that about 95% of personal injury cases are settled out of court by insurance companies. This again depends on both sides of the settlement and the agreements they come to. The reasons a case is settled in or out of court can be evidence, coverage, differences in expectations, etc. Usually, insurance companies do not like to spend a lot of time on a case; a lawyer, on the other hand, will dedicate his or her time to your case.
How do I get the most money from a car accident?
The compensation process is something you should trust your lawyer with. Ask direct questions about the amount of money you can settle for after a car accident. Do not forget it is also important to first speak to an attorney and only then to your insurance company.
Is it better to settle out of court or go to trial?
Going to a trial for a personal injury case can be stressful and protracted. Not only does a trial entail more fees, but it may also take up too much of your time. On the other hand, it could have other benefits which would make it worth proceeding with. Figuring out what is best for your specific case is what your lawyer will do for you.