The Basic Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Georgia

Would you like to learn more about what happens in a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia and what to expect? If you or someone you love was hurt due to someone else’s negligence and are considering pursuing legal action, you might want to read on.

Based on figures from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Crash Analysis, Statistics and Information Notebook 2008, there were 342,534 traffic accidents in 2008 and 133,555 persons injured in them. There were 1,703 traffic deaths in 2008.

Meeting With Your Attorney:

In reality, many of our previous clients had no idea what a personal injury claim entailed until they contacted us. A majority of them did not even know there is such a thing as a personal injury claim until they attended our consultation sessions. In the case of being injured due to the negligence of others, their initial concern is often, “Is there no compensation for that?”

If a person is injured as a result of someone else’s fault, then you should meet with a Georgia personal injury lawyer who has both experience and a high success rate. Having an attorney determine your case strength will be the first step towards filing a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia. We accept cases on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if you recover damages.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Georgia:

You will file legal charges against the responsible party once you have consulted with your lawyer and determined that your case has solid backing. These documents include complaints, responses, and motions in the trial. A “Notice” will notify the party at fault once filed with the appropriate Georgia court.

A lawsuit is filed; after which we will deal with the insurance company of the defendant. You are not permitted to speak with the defendant’s insurance company until your case has been settled.

Discovery and Establishment of the Facts:

There are many things that go into the discovery and fact-finding phase, including gathering personal records like medical records, bills, and police reports. It is more about collecting enough proof to make an already strong case even more persuasive.

A private investigator may need to be hired depending on the circumstances of the incident. This is especially the case if the representative of the culprit brings up the question of responsibility. In addition to reviewing the facts of the accident, collecting evidence, such as photographs of skid marks or damage to the car, the investigator will also interview eyewitnesses and record their statements.

During this process, we will also contact your insurance company so they can process your Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Your automobile insurance policy covers this insurance, which can assist with medical expenses following an accident.

Recovery Period:

The recovery period for you after an accident could last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, or even more than a year, depending upon the severity of the impact.

We will not be able to do much until you are fully recovered so we can determine how much you will need to pay for the damages. Please follow your doctor’s instructions until you are fully recovered. Your claim might appear weak due to the company’s insurance lawyers looking for any loopholes.

Post-Recovery Period:

We can start working on your case following your discharge from the hospital. To determine your injuries, we must wait for your healthy recovery. Upon receiving your medical records and bills, our team will document all lost wages you have incurred until your doctor has cleared you to return to work. Your medical records and/or bills may take 30-60 days to arrive, but once they are received, we may proceed to the next step.

Prepare and Submit a Claim Letter:

Our goal in the negotiation process is to focus on our main objective, which is to provide the negligent driver’s insurance company with the necessary information and evidence to support the claim. Once the request letter is sent, we will await a reply from the insurance company, which should happen within a reasonable timeframe.

Contact Us for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit:

All you need to do is contact us through our contact page to set up a free consultation with one of our injury lawyers, so we can discuss your personal injury lawsuit in Georgia and discuss a strategy for your claim.