How do I know if I've been offered a fair settlement for my injuries?

The fairness of a settlement is open to interpretation by both sides of your personal injury claim. The insurance company will have their own idea of what's fair, which is normally much lower than what you are expecting from your settlement. Reviewing a settlement offer with an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney is your best bet to determine the fairness of a settlement.

A fair settlement takes into consideration your past and future financial hardships following a serious injury, as well as all avenues of compensation.
You should provide evidence of your current and projected lost wages, current and future medical expenses, and the impact of the injury on your quality of life.

Your Atlanta personal injury attorney will help you investigate all types of compensation that you are eligible to receive. There may be multiple parties liable for your injuries and several types of insurance coverage from which you can collect. A fair settlement will seek all damages you are entitled to from all available sources.

When requesting fair compensation for your Georgia personal injury claim, you need to consider not only the financial burden you are already suffering because of lost wages and medical bills, but also any projected future losses. This includes your future earning potential if you are disabled and cannot work, and any further medical treatments you may need.

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury claim.