Accidents happen anywhere and at any time. It could be in a store, while at work or simply driving your car to a destination. One moment, everything is fine and normal. The next minute you find yourself the recipient of a collision, slipping and falling, or something falls on you from a storage shelf in a warehouse. Chances are good that all of these scenarios were avoidable one way or another. The end result is that you are injured and unable to go about your life as you are accustomed to.
In the event that you have suffered serious injuries, you are not going to be able to support yourself or your family the way you normally do. The injuries keep you from being able to work and maintain your normal income levels. There is no reason why you should have to suffer the long-term effects of not being able to pay your bills, especially as you had nothing to do with obtaining your injuries. You were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s time to talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta about your situation.
A Personal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta is familiar with the state laws that apply to personal injury cases, but you can’t wait to access this knowledge. It’s important to see a lawyer as soon as possible, or have family members do so on your behalf. The aforementioned state laws include what is known as the statute of limitations. These statutes give you so much time with which to file a case against the entity or person that caused your injuries.
The first step a lawyer takes after being retained is to approach the insurance company involved in the case. This could be auto insurance, workers compensation or premises liability insurance. The reason being is to make a good faith attempt to negotiate a settlement that takes care of your financial needs. In the event that the insurance company disagrees with your version of the events, or simply doesn’t want to pay out, the lawyer can take the next step and file suit against the insurer before the statute of limitations runs out.
For more information about filing a personal injury lawsuit, contact Affleck & Gardon, P.C. today and set up a consultation.