Personal Injury FAQs
Q: Will I need a personal injury attorney?
A: While you are not required to work with a personal injury attorney, it is clear that those plaintiffs who decide to represent themselves typically receive far less compensation than those who work with an experienced personal injury attorney. Additionally, it is helpful to have someone on your team who support you throughout the process and make sure you are presenting your case in the best possible way.
Q: I’ve just been injured and I know it’s someone else’s fault. What should I do?
A: In order to make sure your claim is as strong as possible, immediately document everything you can remember about the circumstances of your injury. Write down names, phone numbers, and contact information for everyone involved in the incident, including any emergency personnel or insurance representatives. Take photographs of the scene of the accident, any injuries you received, and the condition of your clothes or personal items immediately following the accident. Each detail that you gather and present to your attorney will help you build a stronger case.
Q: How long do I have to pursue a personal injury claim?
A: In Georgia, you may file a lawsuit against the responsible party within two years of the accident. While there are a few exceptions in place that may extend the statute of limitations, it is wise to act quickly so that you can secure your benefits before the time expires.
Q: What kinds of damages can I expect to receive from a personal injury lawsuit?
A: Depending on the specifics of your case, compensatory damages may cover medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, disability, pain and suffering, physical disability, disfigurement, loss of companionship, property damage, transportation charges, and more.