A Brief Summary of the Following Article
- Personal injury accidents, such as car crashes and dog bites, occur when a duty of care is breached, leading to injuries or property damage.
- Establishing liability involves proving negligence through evidence like eyewitness accounts, camera footage, and expert testimony.
- Hasner Law aids victims by filing claims within Georgia’s two-year statute of limitations, negotiating settlements, and retrieving full compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.
- Victims should promptly seek representation from Hasner Law’s experienced personal injury attorneys to ensure justice and appropriate compensation.
Personal injury accidents can take many different shapes and forms. Car accidents, slip-and-falls due to uneven surfaces, and dog bites are all examples of accidents after which you are entitled to file a personal injury claim. The common thread with these accidents is the victim was owed a duty of care which was breached, resulting in injuries and property damage.
Don’t try to navigate the aftermath of your accident alone. When you partner with an Alpharetta personal injury attorney from Hasner Law, you get access to a knowledgeable and dedicated professional who is prepared to guide you through the complex legal process and ensure you receive the financial justice and benefits you deserve.
How Is Liability Established After a Personal Injury Accident?
When it comes to handling a personal injury claim, your attorney will first conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident. This will primarily include the collection and assessment of any relevant information to be used as evidence when establishing a liable party. Examples of this evidence can include eyewitness accounts, security camera or traffic camera footage, expert testimony, black box data, or video footage or photographs from the scene of the accident.
This gathered information will be used to demonstrate negligence has occurred, or more specifically, the following has occurred:
- You were owed a standard or duty of care
- This care was breached through a reckless or negligent action
- This breach directly caused an accident
- The accident resulted in your injuries or property damage
By demonstrating the four basic components of negligence have occurred, you are entitled to file a claim for damages with the liable party’s insurance company. For example, if you are in a motor vehicle accident where another driver is driving while intoxicated, they have breached their duty to follow the rules of the road by getting behind the wheel of their car drunk. This activity is illegal but does not itself qualify you to file a personal injury claim. When their intoxication directly causes an accident with your vehicle, you are then entitled to hold them accountable for their actions.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Your Unique Case
While you focus on healing from your injuries and making the necessary life adjustments, the team at Hasner Law will immediately get to work on the following pivotal components of your case:
Filing Your Claim
Georgia currently has a two-year statute of limitations (“SOL”) deadline for filing a personal injury claim. Most commonly, this date will begin the day of the accident, though there are certain exceptions to the SOL when it comes to medical malpractice claims. For a better understanding of when exactly your filing deadline is, our team is prepared to review your case and identify the date. We will handle the filing process for you, ensuring all proper documentation is included. This means giving a detailed look at your exact losses and any potential costs associated with the accident as well.
From this point forward, we will handle all correspondence and scheduling with the insurance company too. This period includes negotiations over your settlement offer.
Fight for a Worthy Settlement
Georgia currently offers both economic and non-economic damages for victims of personal injury accidents. The specifics will vary based on your unique situation, but these benefits typically will cover the following losses:
- Past, present, and future medical bills
- Emergency hospital or doctors’ visits
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Lost wages due to the inability to work
- Prescription medication costs
- Any required physical therapy
- Cost of at-home living accommodations
These damages are based on your losses as a direct result of the at-fault party’s negligence, including potential future expenditures. One of the number one reasons for a low settlement offer is the failure to adequately define the full cost of your injuries. Depending on the situation, you may also qualify for punitive damages. Also known as exemplary damages, these benefits are awarded in personal injury claims to punish, deter, or set an example for particularly egregious or malicious misconduct. Unlike economic or non-economic damages, which are intended to compensate the injured party for actual losses, punitive damages are designed to penalize the at-fault party for their reckless or intentional behavior.
Injured in an Accident? Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
Navigating the aftermath of a personal injury accident can be an emotionally taxing and daunting experience. Medical bills and the stress of lost wages can only add to the burden. Let Hasner Law be your trusted representative. Our devoted Alpharetta personal injury lawyers, with over 100 years of combined experience, are skilled in the nuances of Georgia’s personal injury regulations. We are dedicated to ensuring you obtain the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.
Don’t let another moment pass without seeking the representation you need. Contact Hasner Law today for a no-obligation consultation with a personal injury attorney by calling us at (678) 928-8784 or by reaching out through our contact form.