What To Do When Filing a Personal Injury Claim

What To Do When Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Are you suffering injuries due to another’s negligence? Learn what to do when filing a personal injury claim, then call our Georgia attorneys.

1) Hiring the Best Attorney

What To Do When Filing a Personal Injury ClaimWhen you’re looking for a personal injury attorney, you want to consider the nature of that attorney’s experience. Is this attorney somebody who’s been practicing for a few years, or someone who’s been practicing for several years? Is this an attorney who settles a bunch of cases, or is this an attorney who’s going to be with you from the beginning of the case, all the way to the end, in the trenches? Is this an attorney who gets to know you, who learns about you, who learns about your family, and knows the ins and outs of your case?

2) Case Timeline

The honest answer is there is no way to tell. Each case is different. It can take as little as a couple of months, or it can take a few years. It depend on any number of criteria, including how injured you are, the witnesses involved, and how hard the insurance company wants to fight.

There’s no right or wrong answer in terms of how long it’s going to take; when you go with our firm, however, you can rest assured that we’re going to be with you from the beginning of the process to the end, no matter how long it takes.

3) Pre-Existing Injuries

It may impact your case, but the good news is, Georgia law states that the person who injured you can be responsible for aggravating a preexisting condition. Don’t think just because you’ve had a prior injury to a particular body part, that you don’t have a case. Don’t let an insurance company or an at-fault defendant tell you otherwise.

4) Recovering Emotional Damages

While damages for bills or lost wages are clear cut, emotional damages can be more nuanced. Can you recover damages for the emotional impact that an incident has had on you?  Yes, you can. That’s part of what you call pain and suffering. Has this incident taken an emotional toil on you? Are you sad? Are you upset? Are you depressed because you can’t do the things that you used to do? You have damages that you can recover in Georgia in a personal injury case.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about what to do when filing a personal injury claim?
Contact the experienced Georgia personal injury lawyers at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Let our experience and dedication work for you.

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