A personal injury lawyer represents individuals who have suffered harm inflicted by the negligence or wrongful actions of others. Your lawyer can help you navigate the complicated next steps of filing an initial insurance claim — or a lawsuit — and ensure that you’re gathering the right evidence to help prove that the accident was someone else’s fault.
They can help you negotiate with the insurance company to secure the compensation you need for your medical bills and vehicle damage. Should your case go to trial, they will be willing to represent it in front of a jury if that’s what it takes to recover the money you’ve lost.
So whether you’re dealing with significant damages or struggling to make ends meet due to mounting expenses, if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to contact an attorney.
At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, we’re here to help. Our team has helped clients recover from all sorts of accidents, and we can help you figure out the best path forward.
We’ll begin with a free, confidential, no-obligation case review. There, we can review all the details of your specific case to determine how to proceed as efficiently as possible.
Don’t hesitate to reach out. New clients can call 833-254-2923 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a member of our team today.
When Should I Reach Out to a Smyrna Personal Injury Attorney?
While personal injury attorneys tackle many problems, knowing when to reach out to one can be difficult. That said, securing the help of an experienced attorney can mark a crucial turning point for you and your family’s journey toward financial, medical, and personal healing.
So, if you’re struggling to secure the compensation you need to recover from your devastating accident or incident, consider these three key scenarios when reaching out to a legal expert will be important.
When you’ve suffered severe injuries — whether in a car accident, a slip and fall incident, or any situation arising from negligence, it’s vital to consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. These professionals can ensure you increase your chances of receiving the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and any lost income.
Plus, their legal knowledge and experience can make a serious difference when it comes time to negotiate with the other parties involved.
If you dispute who is at fault for your injuries, you’ll want to recruit a personal injury lawyer to help you determine liability. They’ll investigate the incident and then gather evidence.
If the facts support your case, they’ll endeavor to establish that the other party’s negligence caused your injuries so you can hold them accountable. So keep this in mind if the responsible party (or their insurance company) refuses to accept fault.
Complex or Confusing Legal Processes
Any personal injury claim requires carefully maneuvering your fair share of laws, legal codes, and state or federal regulations. If you find yourself faced with unfamiliar jargon — or mountains of paperwork — a personal injury lawyer can be the guide you need.
These professionals understand the nuances of Georgia’s legal system and can even navigate it on your behalf.
So don’t set yourself up for small procedural errors, as these can mean missing out on rightful compensation. Instead, entrust your claim to the care of an experienced attorney.
Claims Against Corporations, Governments, Organizations
Wealthy property owners, corporations, cooperatives, and other groups typically have substantial resources available to help them avoid liability when possible. Not only are they likely to have proactive procedures in place to try and head off any claims against them, but they are also willing to outsource some of the best help they can afford.
Their only goal is to avoid paying out as much as possible since doing so can often open the door for further claims against them.
When you have been in an accident with a commercial driver, have injured yourself on a commercial property, have a product claim against a manufacturer, or want to name a government agency in an injury claim, it helps to have your own attorney at your back. They can contribute resources to your case while helping you navigate the often-contentious process of seeking the compensation you need.
Understanding Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims can arise from various situations, but understanding the basics is still important. Let’s break down some of the most fundamental aspects of personal injury cases.
What Is a Personal Injury?
‘Personal Injury’ is any harm an individual suffers due to another party’s negligence, recklessness, or willful actions. These injuries typically occur in accidents or are caused by medical malpractice, product defects, or unsafe premises.
Similarly, personal injury law is designed to protect those who have sustained this type of harm due to someone else’s carelessness, failure to act, or mistake. Personal injury claims aim to ensure that ‘the one who caused the injury or harm’ compensates the injured party.
While a wide range of situations may lay the groundwork for a strong personal injury claim, some of the most common types of incidents include:
Car Accidents: Collisions on the road, often caused by distracted, intoxicated or negligent drivers.
Slip and Fall Incidents: Accidents that happen on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions or a basic lack of proper warning.
Medical Malpractice: Serious errors or negligence by healthcare professionals that harm the patient.
Workplace Injuries: Injuries sustained while on the job, often due to unsafe working environments or equipment.
Product Liability: Harm caused by defective products, where the issue was caused by a basic design flaw or unfortunate manufacturing defect.
Common Causes of Personal Injuries
While personal injuries can be caused by a wide range of different factors, to build a strong claim, you’ll typically need to trace your injuries (or damages) back to one of the following causes:
Negligence: Many personal injury cases ultimately revolve around proving that the responsible party was negligent and failed to exercise reasonable care — which led to the injury.
Intentional Acts: In the worst-case scenarios, your personal injury may have come as the result of someone’s intentional actions, like in the case of assault or battery.
Strict Liability: Product liability cases often involve ‘strict liability,’ which holds manufacturers responsible for any defects found in their products, regardless of negligence.
The Role of Insurance Companies
In just about every personal injury claim, an insurance company will play a pivotal role in your compensation process. For example, when an accident (or injury) occurs, the responsible party’s insurance provider will typically step in to cover the costs associated with the incident.
The insurance company will begin by assessing the claim to determine the extent of their liability. They employ insurance adjusters who investigate the circumstances of the accident, the severity of any injuries sustained, and all of the available evidence.
These adjusters then use this information to establish liability and calculate the appropriate compensation owed.
However, it’s important to understand that in most situations, the insurance company will prioritize its profits. They may attempt to minimize payouts or even use heavy-handed tactics to dispute liability or devalue your claim.
This is where your personal injury lawyer comes in.
Attorneys are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair and just compensation. Their role is to level the playing field and protect your rights so you are not taken advantage of during the claims process.
When insurance companies act in their best interests, a personal injury lawyer acts in yours.
Georgia’s Modified Comparative Fault Rule
Another benefit of working with an experienced attorney is that you can trust them to use the most important local laws and regulations in your favor. For example, even if you suspect that you may have contributed to the accident in your own small way, they may be able to still help you recover life-saving compensation for your damages.
Georgia follows a modified comparative fault rule, meaning you can still seek compensation even if you are partially at fault for the accident. However, your compensation received will be reduced by the ‘portion’ of fault you share for the accident.
Similarly, if you are found to be 50% (or more) responsible for the accident, you may not be eligible for compensation at all.
The risk of reducing your payout or even being barred from any recovery is why having your own legal representation is critical when liability is unclear or disputed.
If you’re on the fence about whether or not to reach out to an attorney, contact our team today to see how we can help. We can start things with a free, no-obligation case review at the CEO Personal Injury Law Firm.
We’ll listen to all the details of your case and help you decide the best path forward. Schedule your free case evaluation today when you call 833-254-2923 or contact us online.
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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!
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.