Injuries can impact not only your physical health but also your emotional well-being and your finances. If you are able to connect these losses to the negligent actions of another party, you can demand reimbursement. For instance, a property owner could be liable for your slip and fall or a reckless driver could be responsible for your car accident.
However, you can only seek compensation if you can show how that party carries liability under the law and you can demonstrate the extent of your losses. A Peachtree Corners personal injury lawyer from our team is ready to help in both of these areas.
Common Examples of Personal Injuries that Could Lead to a Claim
In many cases where someone else’s carelessness or recklessness led to your injuries, you may be able to seek compensation. Car accidents and premises liability cases are two forms of personal injury cases that we can help you pursue, among other forms of negligent injury incidents.
Personal Injury Cases that Arise From Car Accidents
One of the most common scenarios that entitle a victim to seek compensation is car accidents. In these events, many drivers do not intend to cause harm. Nevertheless, the law says that a negligent party could be liable for your resulting damages.
Examples of driver negligence that may have led to your accident include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Illegal driving maneuvers
- Driving while fatigued
- And more
We can work to show that another driver’s actions directly led to your losses—and that they should be held liable.
Personal Injuries that Result From Premises Liability
Another source of personal injury cases is premises liability accidents. Here, a property owner may be found liable for your losses. If a property owner allowed hazardous conditions to persist on the premises and these conditions led to your injuries, you could have a case.
However, we will have to show that their negligence directly led to your accident. In other words, we will need to counter any possible claims that your own actions were the reason for your injuries. We could help to gather evidence to show that a property owner could be responsible for your costs and suffering.
Other Forms of Personal Injury Cases We Can Help You Pursue
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death cases
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Peachtree Corners, call (404) 888-8888
Possible Forms of Compensation After a Personal Injury
The purpose of any personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit is to help collect the compensation that you need to heal from your injuries and recover from your damages.
To help you seek fair compensation, we will work to determine how the event impacted your life. Even a seemingly minor injury can require medical attention, impact your quality of life, and keep you out of work. As a result, there are multiple possible forms of compensation you could seek after many injuries.
Compensation for Medical Bills
Every personal injury case will revolve around the injuries that you suffered in the incident. These can be relatively minor and require only an ER visit or chiropractic care. Others could be so serious that they require surgery, hospitalization, and permanent nursing care.
No matter how severe the injuries may be, an at-fault party could be required to provide payment for the costs of all necessary medical care.
Reimbursement for Lost Earnings
Whenever an injury forces you to miss time at work, liable parties may have to provide compensation for your lost income. This can include situations where you miss shifts due to pain or the need to take time for physical therapy appointments. In addition, many personal injuries permanently impact a person’s ability to earn a living.
We can help to estimate how that injury will impact your future earnings.
Lost Quality of Life
Personal injuries can impact peoples’ lives in a variety of ways, including on an emotional level. Pain and suffering, nightmares, and flashbacks are just a few examples of potential suffering that may result from an accident. While it is difficult to place a dollar value on these experiences, we can work to determine the value of the emotional impact of an injury.
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We Can Help You Gather Evidence to Show that Someone Else was Responsible
Every demand for compensation must be justified with evidence, and you must show that you have legal grounds for a claim. This applies regardless of whether the injury was the result of an accident or some other reckless or careless action.
We can help to demonstrate that someone else was liable for your injuries by collecting:
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony
- Dashboard camera footage
- Video of the accident, if available
- And more
Modified Comparative Negligence Could Affect Your Case
Under OCGA §51-12-33, a court will evaluate the actions of all parties involved in an accident and assign blame accordingly. Your compensation may be reduced based on your percentage of fault for the accident. If your percentage of fault is found to be 50% or more, the court may not award any payment.
A Peachtree Corners personal injury lawyer from our team can work to show that another party was solely to blame for an accident.
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How Long Will I Have to Demand Payment?
A personal injury case in Peachtree Corners must comply with the statute of limitations. This is a law that determines how long a person has to file a lawsuit for compensation in court.
The specific statute of limitations will vary based on the exact type of case. However, OCGA §9-3-33 applies to most situations. This law says that you have two years from the date of the injury to start a case in court. A lawyer from our team could help you to meet this vital deadline.
Contact a Peachtree Corners Personal Injury Lawyer Today to get Started
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we want to help you to pursue the compensation to which you may be entitled after your injury. We are prepared to explain the relevant laws, connect them to your case, gather the relevant evidence, measure your losses, and seek out appropriate compensation.
Call us today at (404) 888-8888 for your free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover compensation for you, there is no cost for our representation.