When you suffer any type of personal injury in Atlanta, there’s a lot to deal with: pain, emotional stress, and doctors visits that lead to steep medical bills—not to mention lots of questions about what to do next. But if you’ve been injured, chances are good that you’re entitled to financial recovery for your pain and costs—and it’s likely more than you’d think. If you or someone you love is dealing with the aftermath of a personal injury, working with an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help.
Our attorneys are some of the best in Georgia, and we’re always on the side of the victims and their families. We’ve been working on personal injuries cases for over two decades—and it’s the only type of case we take on. You pay us NOTHING if we don’t get you money.
If you’re ready to get some help in pursuing recovery for your injury, we’d like to offer you a FREE consultation call today. Just contact as at 404-341-6555 today or complete the form to the right for your free consultation.
What kinds of injuries count as personal injury cases in Atlanta?
To know if your injury counts as a personal injury case, the best step is speaking with an attorney. They can listen to your unique situation and determine whether or not you have a case that can move forward. That being said, there are many different types of injuries that qualify as a personal injury insurance case. The most common types of accidents counting as personal injury include:
- Automobile accidents involving cars, motorcycles, or trucks
- Slip and falls or trips
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Nursing home and care facility abuse and neglect
- Criminal assault resulting in injury
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Premises liability
- Workplace injuries
- Harmful or misfiled medications or devices
- Wrongful death cases
Our firm handles all types of personal injury cases—and it’s always worth it to seek professional counsel on whether or not your situation qualifies. Even injuries that seemed to be a complete accident or the fault of the victim may have grounds for an insurance claim, so always ask. Under the law, if your accident resulted in any way from someone’s negligence, their insurance may cover your injury costs—sometimes even $100,000 or more—which can make a huge different in your recovery.
How do I prove a personal injury claim in Atlanta?
If the injured resulted through no fault of your own, chances are high you have a valid personal injury claim. Even if you believe you were somehow responsible for your injuries, or that they were unavoidable, we find that in many cases the injuries were still caused by someone’s negligence under law.
In order to prove a personal injury claim, there needs to be evidence that negligence from another person caused your injuries. (Negligence means someone failed to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury.)
Choose a lawyer who can help you do this in a number of ways, such as by:
- Investigating the scene of the accident and how the injuries occurred
- Talking with any witnesses who were at the scene
- Looking at any police reports made following the incident
- Gathering other evidence like photographs or video taken at the scene that show vehicle damage, such as in a car accident case, and personal injuries
- Compiling and reviewing medical records of doctor visits and treatments related to your injuries
- Detailing proof of work missed due to the injury
The more details you have, the better. So as soon as a personal injury occurs, it’s best to record as much as you can from the beginning—and most importantly, contact your attorney right away so they can start on the case for you. You’ll also want to avoid speaking with any insurance companies—yours or the insurers of the other party—until you’ve called your lawyer. Insurance companies will try to reduce the amount of money they pay out and use anything you say to them against you.
The person who was negligent didn’t necessarily cause harm on purpose. But when someone is negligent, they or their insurance company is still legally responsible for what occurred and how it harmed you.
What if the injury happened at work?
In most cases, if you suffered a personal injury at work, you’ll be covered under workers compensation. However, you should still speak with an Atlanta workers compensation lawyer to ensure you recovery the full amount you’re entitled to for the work injury. And just like with any personal injury, you’ll still want to gather as much detail about the work accident as you can to help your case.
An insurance company has already offered me money. What should I do?
We advise clients to never take the first offer from an insurance company. It’s nice to think insurers have your best interests at heart after all you’ve been through, but that’s unfortunately not the case. Since they’re for-profit businesses, insurance companies will try to offer you as little as they can get away with. This often involved offering you a low-ball sum of money upfront for your damages—but if you take it, you’ll lose out on pursuing the full financial recovery you deserve.
Always call your personal injury lawyer following an injury before you take anything from an insurer. In fact, it’s to avoid speaking with the insurance company at all, especially not on a recorded call, until you’ve consulted your legal expert.
Talk to an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
Don’t struggle through the results of a personal injury case alone. Our attorneys know how to navigate the crucial steps you must follow after a personal injury—no matter where or how it occurred. We approach each case with an open and compassionate ear, and we’re always on your side with the goal of getting you what you deserve. And we never charge a dime unless we win you the money. Plus, you can jump on a FREE consultation call with one of our attorneys right away to discuss your case. Just call us at 404-341-6555 today or fill out the form to your right for your free consultation.