At Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC, we help victims suffering from personal injuries recover after accidents in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Our lawyers have spent years sharpening their negotiation skills and gathering experience in personal injury law to better help accident victims. If you or someone you love has injuries from any type of accident, please contact our Peachtree Corners personal injury attorneys for advice. We may be able to help you bring the at-fault party to justice.
Why Choose Us?
- We believe in clear communication. Our attorneys – not paralegals – are always responsive to calls and emails from clients.
- We built our law firm on a passion for helping others. Our main mission is always to obtain the best possible results for the client.
- We only win if you win. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis for personal injury claims, meaning no fees for us unless we win your case.
What Steps Should be Taken After a Personal Injury?
Although every case is unique, taking certain steps after an accident can help most plaintiffs. In our years of experience, we have learned the difference it can make when the injured party takes a few key steps to strengthen his or her claim after suffering a personal injury.
- Collect information. Start gathering facts about your case from the beginning, while still at the scene of the accident. Take photographs and videos, talk to eyewitnesses, write down names, call the police and keep copies of all medical records.
- Contact an attorney. Call our lawyers at (770) 225-4710 as soon as possible to start your injury claim. We can give you tailored legal counsel and help you gather key evidence to build your case.
- File your claim. With our help, you can file a personal injury lawsuit in Peachtree Corners by Georgia’s statute of limitations and against the correct defendant(s). A lawsuit can help you recover financially for your damages.
If you are unsure of how to proceed after an accident, we are always willing to meet with clients to help them move forward. Give us a call for a free consultation about your personal injury case as soon as possible after an accident.
How to Determine If You Have a Personal Injury Case?
Not every accident results in a personal injury claim in Georgia. To have a successful personal injury case, you will need to establish that the at-fault party acted in negligence, leading to your injuries. Establishing negligence requires you to collect enough evidence to satisfy a set of certain elements.
- First, you will need to establish that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care at the time of the accident. For example, if you suffer an injury in a car accident, you can establish a duty of care with the fact that all drivers owe each other a duty to drive safety and follow traffic laws.
- Second, you will need to show that the at-fault party breached his or her duty of care in some way. Using the car accident example, say that the accident occurred after the driver ran a stop sign and collided into the side of your vehicle. Since stopping at a stop sign is a traffic law, you can prove that the at-fault driver breached his or her duty of care.
- Third, you will need to show that your injuries are a direct result of this breach of care. Medical records, testimony from expert witnesses, surveillance footage, and witness testimony can all help you establish this causation.
- Fourth, you will need to prove that you suffered damages as a result of the breach of care you can collect in your lawsuit. These damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
Statute of Limitations in Peachtree Corners Injury Claims
Under Georgia law, you must file your personal injury lawsuit by a certain deadline, known as the statute of limitations. This time frame ensures that your evidence remains fresh and your witnesses remain reliable and available by the time your case reaches the courtroom. Failure to file your claim by the statute of limitations will cause the court to dismiss your lawsuit and remove your chances at collecting compensation.
You have two years from the date of your injury to file your lawsuit in civil court. There are some exceptions to this rule; however, these circumstances do not apply to every case. In any situation, contact a Gwinnett County personal injury attorney at Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC to discuss your claim, determine if your case could qualify for an extension if necessary, and file your lawsuit in a timely manner.
Will Your Case Settle or Go to Trial?
During a personal injury case, your claim will go through a series of stages before it reaches the courtroom. Your attorney will need to investigate your claim, collect all possible pieces of evidence, and complete the paperwork necessary to file your lawsuit in civil court. In addition, you will need to enter a discovery process where you will exchange information with the at-fault party to understand what arguments each side plans to make.
You may also enter a negotiation process with the at-fault party where you will attempt to come to an agreement regarding the settlement you receive. You may receive your compensation at this stage; in fact, many personal injury cases settle before going to trial. However, if the at-fault party refuses to settle or offers you a lower amount than what you need, it is imperative that you proceed to trial.
Compensation is extremely important in your recovery because it covers all of the expenses you incur as a result of the accident. Accepting a lower offer than what you need, even if it comes earlier, can have a significant negative impact on the outcome of your recovery. The attorneys at Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC prepare every case as if it would proceed to trial and will not hesitate to bring your claim to the courtroom if necessary.
Damages You Can Recover in an Injury Claim
When you or your lawyer file a personal injury claim, the main aspect of the case will be an amount of money you are demanding in damages from the defendant to settle your case. This amount will stem from a calculation of the economic and noneconomic damages you suffered due to the defendant’s wrongdoing. A lawyer can help you calculate a fair and appropriate amount to demand. You could be eligible for reimbursement of costs such as medical expenses, property repairs, lost wages, legal fees, lost quality of life, and pain and suffering. Our lawyers will fight hard to obtain your family the best possible results, even if that means going to trial.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Hiring a personal injury attorney in Peachtree Corners from Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC can make the claims process easier on you and your family. While you deal with your injuries and treatments, we can take care of identifying the defendant, determining liability, collecting evidence, and bringing your case before an insurance company, judge or jury. Find out more about your case by scheduling a free consultation with one of our lawyers. Call (770) 225-4710 today.