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Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
1Do I Need A Lawyer After Being Involved In An Accident?
Yes, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer if you've been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault. Know your rights and get the best legal representation in Georgia for accident injuries at The Mabra Firm. Contacting a lawyer will allow you to get a better understanding of your options when dealing with an accident, especially if you have sustained injuries. Here are 8 Reasons To Call An Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer.
2What If I Do Not Think I Was Injured In My Accident?
If you have been in an accident, you should always get a medical evaluation even if you do not think you suffered an injury. Minor accidents can result in delayed injuries. If these injuries go untreated, they can lead to further complications or more severe damage later on. Failing to get medical treatment can also result in your injury getting excluded from your lawsuit.
3What Do I Do At The Scene Of An Accident?
If you were not at fault, you need to file a personal injury claim to get compensation for your damages. At the accident scene, follow these five steps: Exchange Information with the other driver. Talk to potential witnesses and take photos of the scene, damage, and injuries. Obtain a police report in case the other driver is trying to dispute the claim. See a doctor within 24-48 hours after the accident, even if you do not feel injured. Some injuries do not show up right away. And lastly, call The Mabra Firm to maximize your recovery and defend your interests.
4How Long After An Accident Do I Have To File A Claim?
In Georgia, the statute of limitations to file an accident claim is two years from the accident. If you do not file your suit within this period, the courts will consider your case void unless you are only seeking compensation for property damage, which is four years. Even though you have a two-year window to file your claim, it does not mean you should put off speaking to a lawyer. Speak to an attorney at The Mabra Firm today to increase your chances of winning your personal injury case.
5How Much Is An Accident Case Worth?
The value of an accident lawsuit depends on many different factors, including: the amount of fault, amount of damage, the extent of injuries, and amount of insurance coverage available. Depending on the details of your accident, your personal injury attorney will draft a demand letter that will give an accurate estimate of the total amount of compensation you are entitled to.
6Should I Accept A Settlement From The Insurance Company After An Accident?
Generally, No. At least not until you have discussed your case with a personal injury attorney. When it comes to making a financial settlement offer, the insurance company wants to pay out as little as possible. Ordinarily, they will initially make a low settlement offer, hoping the victim will accept it instead of speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney who can negotiate on their behalf.
7How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that there are no upfront costs, and after your settlement has been awarded, attorneys take a small percentage for legal fees. Contact The Mabra Firm if you need guidance on a personal injury claim.
8How Long Will It Take To Get My Settlement?
The payout timeline on personal injury lawsuits can vary a great deal. First, it depends on how soon you contact a personal injury attorney. Second, the time it takes for the injuries to heal can postpone your payment. The insurance company wants to tally up all the medical treatments before settling on a final number. Finally, if you choose to go to court vs. settling via mediation. The court system is usually backed up, and larger settlements tend to take longer.
9What Types Of Cases Do You Handle?
The Mabra Firm is a team of experienced personal injury lawyers in Georgia that handles a variety of cases. Some of the cases we handle include:
Car Accidents- Auto accidents can change your life and the lives of loved ones. The emotional trauma, physical injuries, and financial hardships can be crippling without the proper legal guidance. At The Mabra Firm, our car accident lawyers provide compassionate and dedicated legal services to everyone injured in an accident in Georgia.
Truck Accidents- If you were injured in a truck accident, you are not alone. Over 130,000 people suffer from injuries resulting from truck accidents every year. Securing compensation for your vehicle damages and injuries after truck accidents can be tricky, especially if you don’t know where to start. Contacting The Mabra Firm is a great place to start. You need to work with a truck accident lawyer in Georgia with experience in settlement negotiations with insurance companies. The Mabra Firm will work closely with you to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle Accidents- If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you’re likely experiencing a tremendous amount of pain and suffering, and additional hardships. Between dealing with insurance companies, doctors, and your employer or place of business, the last thing you need is to fight a legal battle alone. That’s why it’s essential to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer in Georgia to defend your rights and your financial recovery. The skilled legal team at The Mabra Firm knows how to handle your entire motorcycle accident case for you—from dealing with insurance companies to filling out and delivering legal paperwork—we’ve got you covered. Our motorcycle accident attorneys will fight to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
Catastrophic Injury- Did you or a loved one suffer from trauma to your spinal cord or brain? Did a car accident result in the loss of your (or a loved one’s) ability to walk? Did you (or a loved one) suffer a serious injury during a workplace accident? If you were the victim of a catastrophic injury in Georgia, you don’t have to worry. The Mabra Firm can help you get the compensation and justice that you deserve.
Wrongful Death- Losing a loved one is never easy. Tending to your own grief while also fighting for justice in a wrongful death case is even harder. If you intend to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one, don’t do it alone. It is in your best interest to work with a wrongful death lawyer in Atlanta. The Mabra Firm specializes in helping victims of personal injury accidents and their families receive compensation and justice for their damages and losses.
Premises Liability- Property owners, landlords, and property management companies have a duty in keeping their premises safe. Under the premises liability laws, business and premise owners should keep their patrons safe, and adequate security measures must be put in place to ensure that perpetrators are not committing crimes. Therefore, when these incidents occur, investigations are carried out to understand why and how a criminal could access the premises and harm people. Suppose a landlord or business failed to protect guests from attacks, and you have been a victim of such an incident in Georgia. In that case, you need a premises liability lawyer from The Mabra Firm to help you with your case.
Pedestrian Accidents- Were you or a loved one injured in a pedestrian accident in Georgia? Pedestrian accidents happen more often than you think. The Mabra Law Firm has the experience to take on your case and fight for your legal rights. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation.
Bicycle Accidents- Injured in a bicycle accident in Georgia? Cyclists need a law firm that's experienced in personal injury law. The Mabra Law Firm works tirelessly through settlement negotiations, arbitration or mediation, and aggressive trial advocacy. Contact our personal injury lawyers now for a free consultation.
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