A personal injury claim may come about when you are injured, either physically or in certain cases emotionally, by the negligence or the intentional act of another individual. Personal injuries are sometimes referred to as “torts.” Tort law is included in the branch of civil law. When an individual has sustained a personal injury through the negligence of another person or company, they are usually entitled to recover compensation for monetary damages, and sometimes pain and suffering. In limited circumstances, the injured person may also recover punitive damages.
Dealing with a personal injury claim will in most cases have you dealing with insurance companies as well. As you
probably already know, dealing with insurance companies can be very difficult, and this is especially true when dealing with a personal injury claim. Our skilled personal injury attorneys at Bader Law firm in Atlanta are here to help you deal with the insurance companies and ensure that you receive the proper compensation for your personal injury claim. When your injury is caused by another individual or business their liability insurance will compensate for your medical expenses, wages lost by missing work, and pain and suffering. Liability insurance is not limited to just automobile insurance. Liability insurance is usually provided through home owners insurance, malpractice insurance, business insurance, and some umbrella coverages. Our legal team at Bader Law in Atlanta, are experienced with all types of insurance coverages and are here to help you navigate the legal process of filing a personal injury claim.
Proving negligence and showing the direct damages suffered is necessary for a personal injury claim to be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries. Our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys are fluent and up to date on all Georgia personal injury laws. Our attorneys will work diligently to provide proof of your personal injury claim and show the defendant was negligent and should be held responsible for damages. Injury law in Georgia is a means to redress the wrong, but does not always guarantee compensation recovery. Having one of our competent personal injury attorneys by your side to help you fight for your personal injury claim will give you a greater chance at proper compensation.
Personal injury claims can fall into many different categories, and at Bader Law, we have experience with them all. From motor vehicle accidents, biking, and pedestrian accidents, to work related accidents, our professional staff has seen it all. We even have experience with medical malpractice, nursing home liability, product liability, and animal attacks.
In Georgia, the statute of limitations (period for filing a lawsuit) can be different depending on the particular claim being filed. Most personal injury claims in the state of Georgia must be filed before the two-year mark of when the injury took place. There are a few exceptions to this. For example, if the injured person or at-fault party are deceased or if a doctor left a foreign object within a patient. Sometimes if a government entity caused the harm the statute of limitations is a much shorter time period. Usually, government entities must be given a proper written notice within six months to a year. By contacting one of our Atlanta personal injury lawyers, we will advise you on your specific claim and its statute of limitations. The one thing you do not want to do is wait too long to file a claim after your injury. So contact one of our professional personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation and let us get started on working towards your compensation.
Damages that are recoverable in a personal injury claim may include all medical expenses(present and future), pain and suffering, lost wages and future lost wages. Damages awarded are paid after the case either through a settlement or jury verdict. Once a finalized amount has been determined, you are not able to seek additional compensation for the same injury in the future. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced with all types of damages and are here to help you fight for maximum compensation for your injuries. As one can imagine, dealing with insurance companies can be extremely difficult. Many times insurance companies will attempt to have the injured party pay in some part for their treatment. Our legal team at Bader Law in Atlanta understand how to deal with insurance companies and other businesses to assure that you are compensated for your medical needs. Many times after an injury, you may be unable to continue your work as you would have before your accident. Often a serious injury will leave you out of work altogether, leaving a large financial burden for you to bear. Our injury attorneys understand what stresses comes along with not being able to continue your day to day life as you were before your accident. We have had success in acquiring lost wages and pain and suffering damages for our injury clients. In certain cases, a loss of consortium can be compensated. For example, if you were married during the time of your accident, then your spouse can file a claim for the loss of consortium. This is an intangible amount that is calculated based on the lack of marital help and affection during the injury period. Children are unable to claim for loss of consortium. In very specific instances, when the defendant’s actions were so reckless the jury can be entitled to award damages as a punishment to the defendant. This is known as punitive damages. For example, if a driver was drunk when they injured you then there may be a good case for punitive damages to be awarded.
Liability insurance carriers generally provide their own legal defense to their insureds. For this exact reason, you should contact one of our skilled personal injury attorneys to help you through the difficult legal process. At Bader Law firm you are treasured client, not a mere case number. Our legal team is awaiting your call today to get started on your personal injury claim and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.