Being injured due to another’s act of negligence can take its toll physically, emotionally, and financially. You may face high medical costs, lost wages, and other unplanned expenses, which can add pressure to an already difficult situation.
If you were injured in an accident caused by another person or organization, our Gainesville personal injury attorneys can help you prove their liability. We can also calculate the extent of your injuries and negotiate for the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track.
Our Injury Attorneys Are Committed to Fighting for a Fair Settlement
Whatever the cause of the accident, a fair settlement should always be enough to allow for a full recovery from your injuries while covering all related costs. As such, we are dedicated to serving our clients during the legal process by embracing the following qualities:
- Professional and caring
- Organized and dedicated
- Honest and open communicators
- Determined negotiators
- On your side, every step of the way
Proving another person is responsible for your injuries is a critical factor in an injury claim for compensation. A thorough investigation is essential for establishing causation, negligence, and liability. Our lawyers can help you gather and compile the evidence required to prove your case.
We can also help you gather the information needed to demonstrate the full financial extent of your injuries and how they have affected your quality of life and ability to work. Understanding the value of your claim before entering into settlement negotiations places you in a good position. This way, you know if offers from insurers will be sufficient to meet your current and ongoing care needs and cover your losses.
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Recoverable Damages in a Gainesville Personal Injury Claim
If you are injured by someone else’s carelessness or negligence in Hall County, you can file a case in civil court to pursue an injury claim and seek compensation. The legal process involves proving whether a potentially liable party was responsible for causing an injury, and if so, what is the full extent of the damage?
Compensation is awarded on a case-by-case basis and can include financial awards for damages such as:
- Lost wages and economic damages if your employment is affected in the future
- Current and ongoing medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering caused by the impact of the injuries on your life
- Lost or damaged property
Bereavement Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If the accident was fatal, we can help you as surviving beneficiaries of the deceased to file a wrongful death lawsuit. We appreciate no amount of money can compensate for the sudden and devastating loss of a loved one. However, we understand how important bereavement damages are to support a family with expenses such as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses and treatment costs for your loved one
- The loss of spousal and parental economic support and guidance
- Loss of income and other benefits
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How Is the Value of an Injury Calculated?
Many factors can affect the value of a settlement offer. These can include:
- The time required for you to make a recovery
- If you sustained permanent injuries such as loss of mobility or scarring
- The physical or emotional distress resulting from an injury
- Disruptions to your daily life and ability to work
- The cost of medical expenses and level of treatment required for your recovery
- If there is no fault for the accident on your part
- The quality of evidence you have to support your case
As insurance companies operate as businesses, they will seek to pay out the least amount of damages possible. Therefore, you must not feel pressured into accepting a quick settlement offer. Keep in mind, during the early stages of the legal process, the full extent of your injuries may not be fully known (or financially assessed).
Claim adjusters do not typically begin negotiations with a high amount. As such, if you have any questions about the value of your case or are unsure about accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company, our team is available to provide advice.
What Type of Personal Injury Can You Claim For?
If you or a loved one suffered an injury or illness that someone else’s negligence has caused, we can help you claim compensation for damages resulting from:
- Auto accidents
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents and workers’ compensation claims
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Product liability cases
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death lawsuits
You may not know where to begin or what to expect by filing a lawsuit to claim compensation. Our lawyers are here to make things easier and help you access the support you need to make your best recovery.
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Hiring a Lawyer from Our Firm
We believe everyone should be able to access the justice system and provide our legal services on a contingency-fee basis. There are no hidden or no upfront costs, and there is nothing to pay unless we win your case. Fees and expenses are then paid from your settlement.
Deadlines Apply When Filing a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Claim in Georgia
Victims of negligence typically have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit defined within the state’s statute of limitations, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
While certain conditions can alter the time you have to file, you will likely forfeit your right to pursue compensation altogether if you miss a deadline.
Call for a Free Consultation and Learn More About Making a Claim Today
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our clients come first. We always strive to protect your best interests and fight for the compensation you deserve to get your life back after being injured. With a focus on personal injury cases, our attorneys take pride in building genuine connections with our clients and delivering results that make a real difference.
Learn more about how we can help you with your case during a free consultation at (404) 888-8888 today.