If you sustained a serious injury from an accident or incident, chances are that you and your family are reeling from the impact, whether it was caused by a car accident, a dog bite, a dangerous drug, or any other instance where someone else’s negligence harmed you. Injuries resulting from preventable accidents occur far too often in the U.S., and when they do, victims are often left feeling bewildered and unsure of where to turn next.
In the aftermath of your accident, you may be faced with a long-term, or even a lifelong, injury, but you shouldn’t be left to pick up the pieces alone. The Fayetteville personal injury attorneys of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. will do everything in their power to ensure that your individual needs are recognized and represented. Our legal team has more than three decades of experience working with these types of cases, and we’ll fight for you to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
We know this is one of the most challenging times of your life. Our compassionate attorneys will provide you with attentive, personalized care, while dedicating themselves to getting the results you need. Give our award-winning legal team a call today at 855 465 4407 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options. We’ll help you and your family move forward with your lives.
At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., we tackle numerous types of personal injury cases for our clients in Fayetteville. There are a number of ways you can be injured due to someone else’s negligent behavior. Here are some of the most common types of personal injury cases we handle:
When you file a personal injury claim, no matter how your injury was caused, there are certain types of compensation that your attorney will try to recover for you. These types include both economic and non-economic damages such as:
Lost wages: If you had to miss work due to your injury or your injury is severe enough that you cannot resume your normal job duties, you can claim both lost wages and any estimated future earnings that you may lose.
You may think that you’ll save money by not hiring a personal attorney, but that is a huge misconception. Insurance companies are for-profit entities that will always try to offer you as little as they can get away with, or they may try to thwart your claim altogether. An experienced attorney will know how much you’re really owed, and how to prevail in your injury claim. Personal injury cases can be incredibly complex, and insurance companies will try to leverage any loophole they can to minimize your payout, leaving you unprotected if you don’t have an attorney on your side.
Your personal injury lawyer will immediately investigate your accident to determine and prove fault, and they’ll work meticulously to gather time-sensitive evidence that the average person would have trouble securing, such as the black box in a truck accident or corporate records. Other evidence your attorney will collect may include:
Your attorney will also make sure all of your paperwork is accurate and filed on time, to avoid any delays. There is only a short window of time in which to file your claim, and you need to make sure it is done in a timely manner. Finally, your attorney will handle all of the communication with the insurance companies. They know what they need to say and do in order to secure the maximum compensation available.
In order to succeed in your personal injury claim or a lawsuit, it will be necessary to prove that the other party was negligent in some way and that their negligence directly caused your injury. For example, if you or a loved one sustained an injury in an auto accident caused by the other party driving under the influence, then their negligent actions were what led to your injury.
The state of Georgia follows the modified comparative negligence rule, which means that your total compensation could be reduced if it is found that you were at fault in any way for your injury. If you are 50 percent or more at fault, then you will not be able to recover any compensation. So, if it is determined that you had 10 percent of the blame for the incident, while the other party holds the other 90 percent of the blame, your total damages will be reduced by 10 percent.
Your attorneys will work hard to secure the compensation you’re owed through your personal injury claim with the insurance company, but they’ll also be prepared to take your case to court, if necessary. If you want to file a lawsuit in Georgia, you have to do so before the statute of limitations runs out. In this state, that statute of limitations is two years. While that sounds like a lot of time, it really is not once you take into account the length of the injury claim process that will likely precede a lawsuit. It’s important to get an attorney on your side as soon as possible after your accident.
At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., we know that no amount of money will undo the trauma of your personal injury, but we do know that it can help to offset the costs of treating it, and it can hopefully help you move forward with your life. If you have suffered a personal injury in Fayetteville, GA, or the surrounding cities and want to know more about whether or not you have a case, then you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Our legal team is standing by to take your call at 855 465 4407 and schedule your free consultation.