Being injured in an accident is always difficult. Depending on the circumstances, you may deal with injuries and disability, chronic pain and significant financial concerns. However, if you know that another party was responsible for your accident, you may be able to recover some of the associated costs by filing a personal injury claim.
About Personal Injury Claims in Georgia
In the state of Georgia, personal injury claims must be filed within two years of the incident in question. Otherwise, the court may not agree to hear the case. Most personal injury claims arise after individuals are injured in auto accidents, in slip and fall incidents or by animals.
If your personal injury claim is successful, you may be awarded damages to compensate you for your hospital bills, doctor bills, physical therapy and lost wages. You may also receive additional damages to compensate you for estimated future expenses related to your injuries. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded.
Do I Need an Attorney?
If you have been injured in the state of Georgia, hiring a personal injury lawyer is highly recommended. An experienced attorney will be able to help you understand your rights under the law, collect evidence and build the strongest possible case. Your attorney will also be able to help you prepare for court if your case goes to trial. Likewise, if you receive a settlement offer at any point during the case, your attorney will help you decide whether or not to accept it.
Contact Laura Anderson Wood, LLC
Laura understands Georgia personal injury law, and she has many years of experience representing clients just like you. Whether you have been injured in a car accident or you have fallen down a flight of stairs, Laura is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in the state of Georgia and you believe that another person or organization should be held responsible, please contact the office today to schedule an appointment with Laura.