Chances are, you’ve got a lot of questions about your injury, expenses, recovery, and compensation. At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we’re here to answer those questions and make sure that you get started on the right track. You may be fighting an uphill battle, but we’ll make sure that you’re not alone in the fight. This means providing you with expert legal representation, solid advice and direction, and every effort to settle your case outside of court or fight for a fair judgment in court.
Our Rome personal injury lawyers have a long track record of success in representing accidental injury victims just like you. So, call us today to find out if you have a viable personal injury claim and determine what we can do to represent your best interests for the best possible outcome. Don’t face this trying time alone. We’re here to help.
Does Your Accidental Injury Warrant a Personal Injury Claim?
It is not uncommon for victims of accidental injuries to avoid filing a personal injury claim. It may be because there is too much going on, in the moment, to think about this complicated step. It may be that you don’t realize who is legally liable for the injury. You may be afraid of upsetting someone or damaging personal relationships through filing a personal injury claim. In many cases, it is simply that the victim holds him or herself accountable for the accident.
However, regardless of your reasons for postponing this likely necessary step, the personal injury attorney at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you to sort things out. Although you may have a lot on your plate with your attempts to recover medically, you cannot afford to wait to pursue a claim. There are deadlines that you must adhere to in personal injury claims, and you don’t want to be left holding the bills.
If you aren’t sure who is legally liable for your injury and associated expenses and losses, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help to establish fault. If you are worried about upsetting someone or damaging a personal relationship through filing a personal injury claim, you should keep in mind that it is typically the insurance company of the at-fault party who will be paying the compensation that you deserve.
At any rate, if another party is at fault for your injury, it may be better to face the social and/or familial challenges that might come with a lawsuit, rather than to face hundreds of thousands in damages that you did not deserve or create for yourself. Even if you do blame yourself for the accident, it may be that you are only partially at-fault. If another party may be in any way responsible for your injuries – or if you just aren’t entirely sure which direction to go from here, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for a free consultation with a Rome personal injury lawyer.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Motor vehicle accidents cause more accidental injuries and deaths in the United States than any other form of accidental injury. In fact, more than 2.3 million injuries were the direct result of auto accidents in 2014, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. These accidents are generally caused by outright negligence or recklessness on the road. For example, the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents include distracted driving, intoxicated driving, aggressive driving, and drowsy driving.
The number one source of auto accident injuries and deaths is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The number two most common source of auto accident injuries and deaths is driving aggressively. This includes changing lanes irresponsibly, weaving in and out of traffic, ignoring traffic laws and signals, speeding, and tailgating.
The third most common source of auto accident injuries and deaths is distracted driving, which includes using cell phones, texting, working with a complex navigation system, or even just chatting with passengers in the car. Drowsy driving is next on the list, with many auto accidents caused by individuals not getting enough sleep, working long hours, and falling asleep at the wheel.
Auto accident injuries result in death more often than most other accidental injuries. Because cars are heavy machines that move down the road at such a fast pace, when they collide with each other or other objects, the damage can be devastating.
Victims experience lacerations, fractures, neck injuries, back injuries, strains and sprains, and all too often the untimely death of a loved and respected individual. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident in Rome, GA, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation of your case.
Large Truck Accident Claims
While we’ve already established that motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading sources of accidental injuries and deaths, large truck accidents are significant enough to warrant their own category. These are accidents that involve larger than average vehicles, typically commercial trucks, semis, and similar vehicles. These types of accidents cause about 4,000 deaths every year, according to reports from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The size of commercial vehicles makes these accidents much more deadly and the circumstances surrounding these accidents can make them more complicated. For example, a commercial vehicle may be owned by one company, operated by the employee of another, and maintained by yet another. This means that there is more involved in an auto accident that involves a large truck when it comes to seeking compensation.
The personal injury lawyers at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers understand the complicated issues that surround large truck accident claims, and we’re here to help you through this trying time.
Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Claims
Some of the most at-risk individuals in our society are those who ride motorcycles or bicycles. While large truck accidents are unique because of the great size of the vehicle, motorcycle and bicycle accidents are unique because of the minute size of the vehicles, in comparison to traffic.
Thus, if you are struck by a vehicle while on a motorcycle or bicycle, you are much more likely to experience life-altering injuries or untimely death. The Georgia Department of Highway Safety reports that around 1,000 bicycle accidents and 150 motorcycle accidents result in death each year. The most common causes of these accidents include recklessness and failure to yield.
Dog Attack Accident Claims
According to the CDC, more than 4.5 million people are injured by dog bites and animal attacks every year. In most cases, the victim has no reason to believe that he or she will be attacked. The pets are often described as friendly, calm, and unlikely to attack. The reasons that bites and attacks occur anyway are as varied as the pets and circumstances surrounding the accident. For example, a typically friendly animal might misunderstand a move or gesture on the part of the victim. The animal might be angry or confused. In some cases, the animal is ill or injured.
On the other hand, there are also cases where the animal is not known to be friendly, does not know the victim, and is not property contained or leashed by the owner. In any case, the owner is almost always legally responsible for the injuries that occur from a dog bite or attack.
The victim may experience punctures and lacerations, infection and disease, and serious psychological trauma. If you have been injured by a dog bite or attack in Rome, GA, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to find out what we can do to help you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and losses.
Premises Liability Accident Claims
Premises liability accidents are those that occur on someone else’s property. These are some of the most common of personal injury claims in Georgia. They are often caused by things like the poor lighting, wet floors, renovation and construction projects, poor maintenance, and uneven walkways.
Common injuries include slip and fall accidents, being hit by an object, and lacerations. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to find out if you have a premises liability claim for your injury.
Product Liability Accident Claims
If you have been injured due to a dangerous or defective product, you may file a product liability claim against the manufacturer, the distributor, the seller, or the designer of that product. Product liability accidents account for $1 trillion in injury, property damage, and death through malfunctioning products.
Some examples of product liability accidents include dangerous/defective toys, recreational equipment, auto parts, machinery, furniture, tools, etc. The list goes on because the variety of potentially dangerous products is vast. Defective products have caused burns, cuts, poisoning, choking, fractures, and more. If you’ve been injured by a product, contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to discuss your case.
Medical Malpractice Accident Claims
Shockingly, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, causing as many as 1,000 deaths every day. As patients demand better safety standards and oversight of procedures, people continue to be misdiagnosed, prescribed or given the wrong medication, or harmed by surgical errors (such as operating on the wrong part or wrong person). Then there are cases of anesthesia errors, infections, and abuse. Anyone who has been harmed by medical malpractice has a right to receive fair compensation for their injuries and losses. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation of your case.
The Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Fights For You
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we empathize with difficulties that you are likely experiencing, as the victim of a personal injury. We know that you feel the pressure of insurance companies and rising medical debt. You’re wondering how you’re going to recover from your injuries, maintain your income, and get your life back on track. That’s why we fight for your right to fair compensation.
Our personal injury lawyers handle the insurance companies and find expert witnesses to present your case. We handle the legal hurdles that you may not have the time, energy, or experience to manage on your own.
You can trust our good judgment, legal expertise, and track record of successfully helping our clients in Rome, GA to reach fair settlements and fair judgments in personal injury claims. Contact our personal injury lawyer today.
Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
What should I do after an accident?
If you’ve been injured in an accident, there are a few things that you need to do as soon as possible. You will need to notify the police and/or other relevant authorities. You will need to make a note of the details and circumstances of the accident (time, witnesses, etc.). Finally, you will need to seek medical treatment for your injuries and notify your insurance company.
Can I Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The majority of personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if they take your case, they will not require payment unless they are able to get compensation for you. Then, their fee will come out of that compensation.
The personal injury attorney at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will provide a free consultation and will charge a contingency fee, meaning that you will only pay for legal services if you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor.
Will It Take a Long Time to Settle?
Every personal injury claim is different when it comes to how long it takes to settle. Some factors that will impact the timeframe of your claim include the time for an independent investigation and the time required to locate witnesses. Ultimately, the goal of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is to settle your case as quickly as possible, while still ensuring that you get the compensation that you deserve.
What Do I Do First?
The first thing you need to do in pursuing compensation for your personal injury is to contact an personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we’re here to help you every step of the way and to fight for your right to fair compensation.