If you were involved in a car accident, and you suffered neck and back injuries, you may be eligible to seek compensation from the parties who were responsible for your accident. A Smyrna neck and back injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help.
The extent of your injuries will depend on the type of accident, the speed at which the vehicles were traveling, the size of their vehicles, and other factors. Recovering from those injuries can be painful, time-consuming, and expensive.
In some cases, neck and back injury victims may not initially feel that they need medical attention following an accident; however, these types of injuries often arise in the hours and days after an accident occurs.
You always should seek medical care following an accident, not only to ensure that you get the help that you need but also to document the injuries that have resulted from the accident.
After seeking medical care, you can get advice about your legal options from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. Call our office today at (404) 888-8888 and learn more about your legal rights and responsibilities following an accident in which you have been injured.
Getting Legal Advice About Your Car Accident Injury Claim
In the aftermath of a car accident, you may be overwhelmed by the many different people who want to talk to you about your crash. Doctors and other medical professionals will talk to you about your injuries, treatment plan, and prognosis.
The police will want to talk to you to complete a police report. Your insurance company is likely to contact you about your losses. Finally, it is not unusual to hear from the insurance company for the other party or parties involved in your accident, especially if they are at fault for causing the accident.
In all the confusion, you may be tempted to accept a quick offer of payment or settlement by the insurance company for the party responsible for the accident. You might think that accepting this settlement offer would be the quickest way to pay your medical bills, wrap up the paperwork, and avoid lengthy legal proceedings; however, accepting the first offer of settlement is not necessarily in your best interest.
For instance, an insurance company may want to pay you as little as possible for your claim. The insurance company is likely to try and get you to immediately agree to a settlement so that they may not have to pay the full amount of your claim.
When you are not yet sure of the full extent of your injuries, how long it will take you to recover, and if you will even be able to fully recover, you risk accepting a settlement offer that is insufficient to meet your needs.
For a free legal consultation with a neck and back injury lawyer serving Smyrna, call (404) 888-8888
Proving Negligence in Your Car Accident Claim
Most car accident claims rely on a theory of negligence. Negligence is a level of conduct that falls below the level of care that a reasonable person would exercise in a similar situation. Proving negligence in the context of a car accident entails demonstrating three separate elements:
- The driver owed a legal duty of care to the injured party.
- The driver breached that duty of care by not acting reasonably under the circumstances.
- The breach in the duty of care directly led to the accident that caused injuries.
All drivers have a responsibility and legal duty to obey traffic laws and rules of the road. Therefore, if drivers violate those laws, they may be at fault for causing the accident. When their actions or lack of actions cause an accident that injures others, they may be responsible (and therefore legally liable) for the costs of any resulting injuries.
In some cases, as a Smyrna neck and back injury lawyer can explain, more than one party can be at fault for a car accident. For instance, when multiple parties are involved in a car accident, it is not unusual for more than one party to bear fault for causing the accident. Even the injury victim may be at fault to some degree for an accident.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 to learn more about the compensation you may be able to seek.
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Time Limits on Filing Neck and Back Injury Lawsuits
You have only a limited amount of time to file your personal injury lawsuit following involvement in a car accident, which means that beginning your case as early as possible may be important.
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33 provides that injury victims generally have two years from the time of their accidents in which to file their lawsuit in court. If they fail to file their lawsuit within this timeframe, they risk being unable to seek compensation for their injuries.
You likely have many questions and concerns following a car accident in which you suffer serious back and neck injuries. You may be wondering just how much you will have to pay in medical bills and when you will be able to return to work.
You also may question whether your life will ever return to the way it was before the accident. With all these weighty concerns on your mind, a Smyrna neck and back injury lawyer may be able to help.
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Get in touch with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers right away to learn about your options for legal recourse following a car accident in which you have suffered neck and back injuries.
Call a team member at (404) 888-8888 and get the information that you need during this challenging situation.