A contusion is basically a bruise—an injury that is caused by blunt force trauma to the body. The discoloration that accompanies bruises is caused by ruptures in the blood vessels beneath the skin. Lacerations, on the other hand, are gashes or cuts on the body. They can be very painful and can cause serious harm, especially deep lacerations. Lacerations can result in scarring or have complications, such as an infection. They may also cause muscle or nerve damage that could affect you long-term.
If you were involved in an accident and sustained injuries of any kind, a Roswell contusions and lacerations lawyer with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you handle the fallout of the accident and understand your rights and responsibilities when it comes to seeking compensation for your losses.
Our team can be reached at (404) 888-8888, and we provide free consultations at no up-front cost to Roswell accident victims.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Any vehicle accident can cause a contusion or laceration injury. Lacerations are common in accidents in which shattered windows or broken car parts cut deeply into the vehicle’s occupants, causing significant bleeding. Contusions can be seen in vehicle accidents of virtually every type, including:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Speeding or reckless driving accidents
- Rollovers or side-impact collisions
- Intersection collisions
- Blindspot or dangerous merging accidents
- Uneven lane or slippery road accidents
- Frontal or rear-end collisions
- Underride/undercarriage accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Level crossing accidents
- DUI accidents
- Distracted driver accidents
Even when drivers drive with care, the slightest error in judgment, a moment’s distraction, or unintended carelessness can cause an accident in an instant. Low-speed accidents can also lead to serious bodily harm, contusions, lacerations, and considerable treatment expenses and time off from work.
For a free legal consultation with a contusions and lacerations lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
The Personal Injury Claims Process
A Roswell contusions and lacerations lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you build your case when we represent you. This includes both the insurance claim process and the personal injury lawsuit process, if necessary.
To file a claim for personal injuries and damages sustained in a vehicle accident, we can help you:
- Identify the at-fault party that caused the accident
- Gather evidence to support your claim, which may include police reports, driver blood alcohol levels, cellphone or device usage while driving, photo or video evidence from the accident, eyewitness statements, and more
- Evaluate your losses and identify potentially compensable cost and damage categories
- Collect evidence of the value of your losses, including testimony from medical and occupational experts
- File a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer and negotiating a settlement with them
- Taking your case to trial and defending your rights before a judge if a fair settlement cannot be reached
Certain accident categories can add special circumstances or legal rules to your case. For example, your accident may have been caused by a hit-and-run driver or an uninsured driver without an insurance plan. Or, your accident may be against a municipality or other government agency, which have unique rules for suing in Georgia.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help your coordinate complex cases such as these. If you believe that another party’s negligence caused your car accident, call our firm today at (404) 888-8888 to discuss your case with a member of our team.
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Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
Georgia law gives you the right to file a claim for damages if it can be shown that another party’s mistakes or carelessness led to your damages or injuries. If you can prove the responsible party’s liability, you may be able to recover damages such as:
- Your costs of treatment
- Future costs of care
- Lost wages or reduced earning capability
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Other noneconomic damages
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The Statute of Limitations on Your Case
Georgia has a time limit for suing for damages that you should be aware of if you are considering legal action after your car accident. In general, the statute of limitations on a personal injury lawsuit if two years, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. If you do not file your lawsuit within the time frame that applies to your case, it could mean your case gets dismissed.
Some circumstances could alter the deadlines in your case, such as a lawsuit against a county agency. In these types of cases, the general statute of limitations is one year, per O.C.G.A. § 36-11-1. For lawsuits against a city agency, you have a general statute of limitations of just six months, per O.C.G.A. 36-33-5.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you understand the specific deadlines that apply to your case when you call for a free consultation.
Seeking Legal Representation
It can be difficult to conduct settlement negotiations or a lawsuit while you are focused on recovering from your injuries. Accidents can be highly traumatic, and your number one priority after suffering an accident should be to get the rest and treatment you need to make a full recovery.
When you work with a Roswell contusions and lacerations lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on your case, you can hand off your casework to our team and rest assured that we will defend your rights to the best of our abilities.
We handle cases like these on a contingency-fee-basis, where our clients are not required to pay us for our labor unless and until they recover compensation in a settlement offer or court awards.
For a free consultation on your case, please do not hesitate to contact the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team today at (404) 888-8888.