Few things can change your life faster than a personal injury. One minute, you are going about your day, and the next, a car accident, slip and fall, or work accident leaves you with mounting hospital bills, debilitating pain, and lots of questions, such as:
- How will I pay my bills if I cannot work?
- Can I keep getting the medical care I need if I can no longer afford it?
- Will I still have a job to go back to when I recover?
- How do I get compensation from the person responsible for my injury?
- Do I need a lawyer to help with my claim?
A personal injury lawyer in Smyrna can your questions and advise you on how to proceed against the responsible party. Call one of the attorneys at S.Burke Law today at 404-842-7838 for a free consultation.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Claim?
One of the most challenging things you will deal with in the aftermath of your injury is the insurance company. The insurer makes its money by collecting premiums and paying out as little in claims as possible. For this reason, it trains its people how to minimize or outright deny claims.
The attorneys at our firm know the tactics insurance adjusters use to reduce or deny claims and counter them with the evidence we gather during our investigation into your injury.
What Compensation Can an Injury Claim Include?
Injury victims incur many costs, some of which are compensable. We negotiate a fair settlement with the responsible party that might include the following:
- Medical bills: Expenses associated with your medical treatment, including hospital stays, doctor visits, rehabilitation, prescription drugs, and more. This includes both current and expected future costs.
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity: If you have to miss work as you recover, we negotiate a settlement that includes the paychecks you are not earning. The same is true if your injuries reduce your earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering: When you suffer an injury because of someone else’s negligence, they are liable t for not only your quantifiable economic damages but also for the discomfort and inconvenience your injury caused you.
- Punitive damages: If we take your case to trial and a judge finds that the responsible party acted maliciously or recklessly, he or she may award you punitive damages to “punish” the responsible party.
Does the Type of My Injury Claim Matter?
No matter how your injury occurred, we can help. Even if you think you do not have a case against someone, you should speak with one of our attorneys.We can identify potential sources of liability you might not have considered. We work with clients in the following personal injury cases and more:
The biggest source of personal injury cases is vehicle collisions. If you sustained injuries in a car accident or a collision involving a tractor-trailer, call us for help. Every collision is different, and we untangle the details of yours to figure out who is responsible and how to pursue them for your damages.
Our attorneys also know how to negotiate with insurance companies. Never talk to the insurance company or accept an offer until you speak with us.
Potentially responsible parties in a vehicle collision include:
- The other driver: If the other driver broke a traffic law or exhibited negligent behavior, they could be liable for the crash and your injuries.
- Manufacturers: This includes the manufacturer of your vehicle itself as well as its constituent parts. If a vehicle defect, such as faulty brakes, caused or contributed to your accident, we might be able to hold the manufacturer liable.
- The driver's employer: In tractor-trailer accidents and other collisions involving a vehicle driven for work purposes, the driver's employer has vicarious liability for the actions of the driver. In a truck accident, we can seek damages from the trucking company and its insurer.
Slip and Fall
If you slipped and fell on someone else's property, the owner or property manager could be liable. Property owners in Georgia have a duty of care to visitors and guests. This responsibility includes promptly identifying and removing all hazards that occur on their property and taking reasonable steps to protect visitors.
How Can I Speak With a Personal Injury Lawyer in Smyrna?
Call S. Burke Law today to speak with one of our attorneys. The consultation and advice are free. Call now: 404-842-7838.