What is Considered Bodily Injury in a Car Accident?

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A man rubs his neck after suffering a bodily injury in a car accidentYou may have heard the term ‘bodily injury’ when referring to car accidents and auto accident injury claims. But what exactly does that term entail, and what is considered bodily injury in a car accident case? Simply, bodily injury refers to any physical damage incurred to an individual’s body, which may also be referred to as physical injury.

If you have been involved in a car accident, whether the injuries you sustained were severe or minor, Ali Awad, the CEO lawyer, and his team of experienced personal injury attorneys can help you. The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm can help you determine what types of compensation you may be entitled to and help guide you through the car accident settlement process to ensure that you get the just compensation you deserve. Attorney Ali Awad, ‘the CEO Lawyer,’ established the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm and quickly turned it into one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country. When you need help with a car accident claim, the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Firm provides free consultations, and if we take your case, you won’t pay anything until we win.

Ali Awad, ‘the CEO Lawyer,’ is an experienced personal injury attorney and public speaker with over a million social media followers. He is dedicated to sharing free legal advice to the public to empower individuals and ensure that personal injury victims receive the just compensation they deserve. To receive the greatest settlement outcome possible after becoming injured in a car accident, it is imperative that certain procedural steps are followed to preserve the integrity of the claim. Understanding the legal process and what to do in the event of an accident is critical to ensuring that your rights to fair compensation are protected if you should become a car accident injury victim.

What is Considered Bodily Injury in a Car Accident?

Some examples of bodily injuries a person may suffer after a car accident include:

  •   Physical pain
  •   Fractured or broken bones
  •   Cuts, contusions, lacerations, bruises, and abrasions
  •   Burns
  •   Disfigurement
  •   Loss of Limbs
  •   Impairment to the function of organs or bodily function
  •   Impairment to mental faculty
  •   Internal bleeding
  •   Illness
  •   And more

In fact, any injury to the body, even if temporary or minor, is considered a bodily injury. Bodily injury can also include illnesses and disease. Serious bodily injury accounts for all physical injuries that are severe in nature, such as disfigurement, loss or severe impairment of an organ or bodily member, or any injury that involves a substantial risk of death. Serious bodily injury does not account for superficial or minor injuries.

What Does Bodily Injury Cover?

Under Georgia law, each driver is required to hold bodily injury liability coverage. If you are found liable in an accident, bodily injury liability coverage will cover any injuries incurred to another party, including drivers, passengers, or pedestrians, up to your coverage amount.

The minimum limits of liability insurance required under Georgia law are:

  • Bodily Injury Liability – $25,000 per person and $50,000 per incident
  • Property Damage Liability – $25,000 per incident

Although Georgia requires liability insurance, this may not cover all of the damages related to an accident, which will lead to you having to cover any remainder of expenses yourself.

Furthermore, if you have experienced a bodily injury after an accident, you may be able to sue an at-fault driver for:

  •   Medical expenses
  •   Lost wages
  •   Pain and suffering

The average personal injury claim in Georgia is around $53,000.00. However, as previously mentioned, car accident settlements will vary greatly from case to case. You deserve just compensation if you have been left with any bodily injuries following a car accident. Our law firm will fight for your rights to ensure you get the fair compensation you deserve.

How Does a Bodily Injury Claim Work?

After a car accident, a car collision victim who has sustained a bodily injury may file a third-party claim in which you would file a bodily injury claim against the car insurer of the at-fault party. When making a claim to ensure that you obtain just compensation for your damages, you should be prepared to provide:

  •   A copy of the police report
  •   Photos of the accident scene and any injuries you’ve sustained
  •   Medical bills detailing expenses
  •   Medical care summaries and examination findings
  •   Receipts of all related expenses
  •   Documentation reporting lost wages

After filing a claim, you should expect:

  •   To receive a response within a set time frame.
  •   Be prepared to discuss the incident multiple times and clarify any information related to your claim.
  •   There is a time limit (or statute of limitations) on your right to collect compensation on your claim.
  •   To be offered a settlement. Only agree to an offer or sign any document after your attorney has reviewed your case to ensure you are being offered fair compensation. Insurers often try to get away with paying as little as possible for a claim, often before the full extent of expected future damages is calculated.

Car Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in an auto accident, it is vital to contact a car accident attorney to ensure that you are fairly represented and receive the largest possible compensation for your claim. A personal injury attorney will work to ensure that your settlement adequately covers both your current and future projected damages related to the accident.

The CEO Lawyer and his team of experienced car accident attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of Georgia citizens. With a rapidly growing firm with over a 99% track record, you can rest assured that the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm will deliver you the best possible outcome for your case. Call the CEO Lawyer and his injury and accident attorney team at (833) 254-2923 or online to receive your free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!

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Help Negotiating with Insurance Carriers

To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.

Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm

Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.

What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?

During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.

Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.