If you have suffered an injury because of another party’s malpractice, negligence, or malice, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation from them in the form of a personal injury lawsuit. Our firm will represent you through insurance negotiations or a full court case — whatever it takes to get you the money you rightfully deserve after your injuries.
Take a look below at a brief overview of personal injury law in Atlanta, and contact us immediately to schedule an initial consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss the details of your injuries, the accident that caused them, and the various courses of action we would suggest for you as our client.
What Is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is a legal term for any damage that occurs to a person, as opposed to property. There is a wide variety of situations that could lead to a personal injury lawsuit, provided that the circumstances meet three initial requirements:
- There was an accident caused by negligence, malpractice, or malice
- There were injuries caused by the accident
- The injuries caused economic damages
If your injuries meet these three initial points, you may be legally entitled to pursue damages for your injuries, any time missed from work, as well as the psychological and emotional impact that your injuries have had on you.
Common Causes of Personal Injuries
There are many ways that a personal injury can be caused, but below are some of the more common cases that come through the Atlanta court system:
- Wrongful Death Accidents
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Slip And Fall Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation Injuries
- Dog Bites
Even if you do not see something that resembles your own injuries, contact us immediately to discuss your options.
Seeking Compensation For Personal Injuries
The first thing to realize when you are dealing with an insurance company is that you should NEVER take their initial offer for a settlement. This settlement offer does not represent the true extent of your injuries, and is only meant to protect the insurance company’s finances, and avoid any future litigation against their client.
When you are working with our team of personal injury lawyers in Atlanta, you can be confident from the moment negotiations start that we are fighting to win the amount that you rightfully owe. We will handle all negotiations with the insurance company’s legal team, and move to a trial if we are unable to reach a reasonable out-of-court settlement agreement on your behalf.
Personal Injury Settlement or Lawsuit Amounts
There is a wide range of factors that go into determining the amount we will seek in a settlement or lawsuit, depending on many different variables of the accident. However, below are some basic things that we will consider while formulating a fair dollar amount to pursue from the responsible party:
- Medical Bills
- Recovery Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment
Personal injury awards are usually divided into two separate designations — economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages address repayment for issues of real dollar amounts, like medical bills or lost wages from time missed at work. However, the courts understand that there is a lot more than the invoices that show the whole picture of an injury. This is why victims are able to seek compensation for non-economic factors as well, like their pain and suffering, or being unable to pursue the hobbies and activities they could before the accident.
Contact Us Today
When you are working with the team at Seay & Felton, you can be confident that you have a team of professional personal injury lawyers acting on your behalf to recover the economic and non-economic damages that you are owed. While we are working on your case, you can focus on recovery and getting your life back to normal after this stressful time.