Many people consider bruises and cuts to be minor injuries, but this is not always true. If you suffered contusions and lacerations in a traffic accident in Fulton County, you can hold the at-fault driver responsible in many cases. An Alpharetta contusions and lacerations lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will handle your claim on your behalf if our team believes you are eligible to pursue compensation.
Our legal team will evaluate the legal standing of your case and determine if we can help. Call us today at (404) 888-8888 to discuss your accident with a member of our team who will review the facts of what happened and explain your options for taking legal action.
Dangers of Lacerations and Contusions Suffered in Car Accidents
Some lacerations can be serious and require emergency medical attention. Extensive bleeding can cause shock, organ damage, and even death. Even if you do not believe your cuts or bruises are life-threatening, though, you should still let a doctor in the nearest emergency department, clinic, or other medical office evaluate your injuries and clean any open wounds. Even relatively minor scrapes and cuts can become life-threatening when they become infected.
You may require stitches, staples, glue, or other treatment for lacerations, as well. If they are on your face, hands, or neck, the emergency department may call in a plastic surgeon to close the wound to reduce the risk of scarring.
Bruising, while often not apparent immediately following a traffic accident, should be investigated, as well. This is especially true when it is significant and on your trunk. This could be a sign of internal bleeding or serious internal injuries. You will likely need to undergo imaging scans to identify any injuries.
Many accident victims who suffer cuts and bruises, but no apparent “serious” injuries shrug off seeing a doctor after an accident. However, it is important to remember that these injuries may be serious, even if they do not appear to be initially. If you were the victim of an accident, you may be able to pursue compensation to cover your medical care and treatment as a part of your insurance claim against the at-fault driver.
If the insurer representing the other driver does not want to pay for your medical care, Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33 gives us two years to file a lawsuit against their policyholder and ask the court to award compensation for these expenses.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today to learn more about how we might be able to recover compensation for your medical care and other expenses based on the facts of your accident case.
For a free legal consultation with a contusions and lacerations injury lawyer serving Alpharetta, call (404) 888-8888
Understanding How Car Accident Claims Work in Alpharetta
If we handle your car accident case, an Alpharetta contusions and lacerations lawyer will take action on your behalf to:
- Understand and document your personal injuries, expenses, and damages
- Determine liability
- Prove negligence and fault
- Gather evidence to support your claim
- Calculate the fair settlement value of your case
Once we take these steps, we will file your claim with the insurance company representing the liable driver and demand they offer fair compensation for your personal injuries and care, as well as other documented damages. We will not need to file a lawsuit unless the insurer refuses to negotiate and consider a fair settlement agreement.
Even if you contributed to causing the car crash, Georgia’s comparative negligence laws may allow you to recover compensation for the damages you suffered because of someone else’s negligence. This is true as long as you were no more than 49 percent at-fault, per OCGA §51-12-33.
We represent car accident victims in Fulton County based on contingency. A contingent fee means that we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation in your case. This may be through a settlement or a financial award from a Fulton County civil court. We never take money from our clients, only from the recovery we secure on their behalf.
To learn more about how we can help you seek compensation for your car accident injuries, call (404) 888-8888 today.
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How We Pursue Compensation for Injured Victims
When we represent any traffic accident victim in Fulton County, we seek to hold the at-fault driver accountable and recover compensation that justly compensates them for their personal injuries, expenses, losses, and any other damages we can identify and document. This could include both tangible and intangible losses, as well as future expenses related to their injuries.
Using receipts, bills, expert witness statements, and other proof, we determine the losses they experienced and are likely to experience in the future. We add up these values, determine a fair value for their intangible losses, and demand that the insurance company provide a settlement to cover them. This compensation could include damages such as:
- Ambulance transportation, as needed
- Evaluation, treatment, and care
- Lost wages if you missed paychecks or hours at work
- Property damages
- Loss of services
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic losses
In cases when the lacerations were severe and the victim bled out, when complications caused sepsis and the victim passed away, or when the victim died of internal injuries, their immediate family may be able to pursue wrongful death damages, as well. The statute that outlines this process in Georgia and determines who qualifies is found at OCGA §51-4-2.
Get Help from a Contusions and Lacerations Attorney in Alpharetta on Your Case
An Alpharetta contusions and lacerations lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you understand your case and put a strategic plan in place to seek compensation for your damages if we believe you are eligible to take legal action. We will work to build a case against the driver who caused your Fulton County traffic accident.
Call our law office today at (404) 888-8888 for your complimentary consultation.