Were you or someone you love injured in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness or recklessness? If someone else’s negligence harmed you, you could be eligible to seek fair compensation from them through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
If you’re considering taking legal action against the at-fault individual or entity, you should strongly consider hiring an experienced injury attorney. A skilled lawyer who has handled these types of cases will perform a thorough investigation, identify which party or parties are liable, and aggressively seek compensation for the harm you’ve suffered and losses you’ve incurred. When someone’s poor decisions cause you harm, you have the right to stand up and demand answers and justice.
If you’ve been injured, contact a Georgia injury lawyer at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. for help right away. We have more than seven decades of experience helping those who’ve been injured in our community get the full and fair compensation they deserve, and we’ll be ready to put our skills to work for you. Contact us today at (770) 205-8827 for a free case review.
Is It Worth Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney?
People might have different reasons for not seeking assistance from an attorney after being injured. The presumed cost of representation is a significant reason, along with being unsure if you qualify, fear of the time it would take to pursue a claim, and others. In reality, it could actually cost you more in the long run if you try to pursue compensation alone, or if you choose to do nothing and shoulder the burden of your recovery on your own.
What many people don’t realize is that most injury attorneys work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means they won’t charge you anything unless and until they win compensation for you. There is no risk for you to hire a lawyer to represent you. If they don’t win your case, you won’t owe them anything.
It’s also crucial to have a knowledgeable advocate on your side when seeking a settlement from the other party’s insurer. Insurance companies are for-profit entities, more loyal to their shareholders than to their policyholders. Their goal is to pay out as little as possible. When you enter into negotiations after an injury accident, the insurance company will do everything they can to deny or diminish your injury claim. An experienced personal injury attorney will be familiar with these tactics and will know how to combat them.
Your interests and your lawyer’s interests will be aligned. They will be there to fight for you, and you won’t pay them until they achieve results for you.
When Should I Get A Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you are hoping to recover the full amount of damages you need and deserve, then you need a personal injury lawyer in your corner. You should consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. In Georgia, you have only two years from the date of your injury accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to the state’s statute of limitations (Georgia Code section 9-3-33).
While this may sound like a long time, it is actually quite short when it comes to investigating the accident, securing evidence, and building a strong claim. Your attorney will need time to do this and to negotiate for a settlement from the other party’s insurer. If a settlement cannot be reached, you’ll need to file a personal injury lawsuit before this time expires, or you’ll be barred from seeking compensation in the future.
How Do I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you’ve been injured in an accident in Georgia, be sure to hire a lawyer with the right skills, experience, and resources to handle your case. At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., we’ve earned a reputation for providing top-notch representation to those who’ve been injured through no fault of their own. Contact us by phone at (770) 205-8827, chat with us live, or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.