If you suffered a spinal injury from your Mableton car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or losses. Our spinal injury lawyers serving Mableton, GA, can help you seek compensation through an insurance claim or civil lawsuit.
Learn more about your spinal injury case with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. Our legal team can help you identify the at-fault party, determine a fair settlement value for your damages, and represent you throughout the entire process. We offer new clients free case consultations to review their legal options. And as a contingency-fee based law firm, you pay no attorney’s fees unless we win.
How a Spinal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
The spinal injury lawyers with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers provide several services to our Mableton car accident victims. As always, our goal is your recovery—financially, physically, and emotionally.
We Will Investigate Your Accident and Injury
First, our lawyer and legal team will start an investigation to better understand how your spinal injury occurred. This investigation will collect such information as:
- Police reports on the car accident
- Medical records on your prognosis
- Communications from associated parties
We Will Speak on Your Behalf
Our lawyer will handle all communication related to the lawsuit, and we ask that you only share information with us. At times, you may receive phone calls, letters, or visits from someone representing the at-fault party. Do not feel obliged to speak or answer them. Simply direct them to us. Allow us to communicate to the at-fault party and their insurers for you. Your job is to heal and recover.
We Will Negotiate for a Fair Settlement
With the evidence we collect from our investigation, our lawyer will determine a fair settlement offer. We will then present our evidence and settlement offer to the at-fault party’s insurance company. If we cannot reach an agreement, we can then file a lawsuit.
We Will Handle Your Lawsuit
When negotiations fail, we can then file a lawsuit to pursue compensation. We will be there in court with you, fighting for your right to compensation for your damages. We will make certain all paperwork is handled and deadlines are met.
Compensation You Can Recover for Your Injuries
Damages is a legal term for the losses you have suffered from your accident and injuries. Your damages will include several economic and non-economic items. Economic damages refers to items that have a clear value attached to them. Non-economic items affect your lifestyle and require some calculation.
Common damages that you may pursue for compensation include:
- Medical expenses: Lifesaving or emergency care, doctor’s visits, medications, surgeries, nursing care, and/or other treatment options.
- Recovery care: Physical therapy or mental health counseling, group therapy, or hospitalization.
- Disability: Medical assistive devices, occupational therapy, and home modifications.
- Lost income: All the wages you lost when you were hurt and while you could not return to work.
- Lost potential income: All the money you should have earned in your lifetime had you not been injured.
- Pain and suffering: The physical trauma you suffered from the accident and the chronic conditions you continue to suffer with and after your recovery, which affects your quality of life.
- Emotional distress: Conditions such as potential nightmares, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), flashbacks, anxiety, fear, depression, or the need to withdraw from society.
- Loss of companionship.
Compensation for Wrongful Death Cases
If you have lost a loved one from a spinal injury in a car accident, please accept our condolences. We are here to help you and your family through this terrible loss.
Under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 51-4-2, you have two years from your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits must be filed by an authorized family member, like a spouse. Through it, you may seek damages for:
- Burial expenses
- Administrative costs
- Loss of moral support
- Loss of lifetime income
We can provide you with more information during your free case evaluation.
Georgia’s Statute of Limitations
Every state and every type of civil lawsuit has a deadline known as the statute of limitations. As the name implies, there is a time limit to bring your case to court for adjudication. There are also various exceptions to these deadlines that can shorten or extend them.
Under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you have two years to bring a lawsuit against the defendant. If you miss this deadline, your case will most likely be denied.
The Party at Fault for Your Injuries
Determining liability for your Mableton car accident can be a complex process, but one we are familiar with. Through our investigation, we will determine the cause and identify the at-fault party.
Those most commonly liable for the accident that caused your spinal injury could include:
When they drive negligently or violate traffic laws, car drivers may be liable for causing your accident. If your accident involved a commercial vehicle or construction machine, an operator may be at fault for your accident when they operate their equipment negligently, but the owner is vicariously liable for the actions of their employees. The owner may also be liable if the company did not properly maintain the equipment.
Property owners may be sued if they did not maintain their properties or knowingly avoided necessary repairs. Government agencies may be found liable when their vehicles, facilities, or employees cause spinal injuries or damage.
Finally, product manufacturers may be found guilty of negligence or misconduct when their products cause your injuries. For example, your accident may have been caused by faulty tires or brakes.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation Today
Reach out to us today at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation. Our car accident lawyers serving Mableton are prepared to help you recover from your spinal injury. During your free consultation, a member of our team will answer any questions you might have regarding your accident, your losses, and your legal options.