Not all personal injury law firms are the same.
There are types of attorneys. If you have been in an accident, whether at work, in an automobile or under some other circumstances, you may be wondering if you need to seek the advice and counsel of an attorney. On one hand there are the advertisements by lawyers on television that insist that you need their help to protect your rights. On the other hand, the insurance company that is handling your claim may insist that they are doing everything necessary for your interest and health. Who should you believe?
Life can change in a blink of an eye. You’ve been in an accident and now need a personal injury lawyer. But how do you know when to call one? Here’s what you should know about hiring a lawyer in Atlanta, if you’ve been in an automobile, motorcycle or liability accident.
In the State of Georgia, there are two types of awards for injuries: Negligence, which is often defined by the defendant’s inability to prevent an accident from occurring by not preventing it. For example, you own a small business, and there is an ice storm. Your lease requires you to deice the sidewalk before opening the shop, but you fail to do so. A customer, slips and falls outside of the shop and is injured. You could be sued for negligence by the customer, for failing to act, which led to the accident. Likewise, there is intentional wrong, which is often defined by the defendant outright causing the accident.
There are many types of personal injury claims: Slip and fall injury, automobile accident, medical malpractice and job related injury are just a few types of claims.
Choosing a lawyer for any type of accident claim is an important and difficult decision and is one that should not be made lightly.