Personal Injury FAQ
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A personal injury accident can happen at any time, anywhere in Georgia. You can be left with serious injuries. If the negligence of another caused your accident, you deserve financial compensation. By dealing with insurance companies can be confusing and frustrating. Kurle Justus, LLC can help.
We know you have a lot of questions after being hurt in an accident. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you find answers and are ready to guide through the legal process every step of the way. We build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously, and we don’t stop fighting until we get the compensation you deserve.
- What are the causes of personal injury accidents?
- How long to I have to file a lawsuit?
- Do I have to talk to the other person’s insurance company?
- Can I ask for more money if I’m offered a settlement?
- What if I need more medical treatment next year?
- Will I have to go to court?
- How much money can I get?
- Do I need a personal injury lawyer?
Our firm offers legal representation that is accessible, attentive, and aggressive. If you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident in Decatur or anywhere in Georgia, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury accident lawyers.
A personal injury accident can be caused any negligent action or failure to take action that results in injury. Examples includes car accident, truck crashes and motorcycle collisions. People can also be hurt in slip and fall accidents in which owners did not keep their property safe. The result of negligence is that someone gets hurt or killed.
Negligent parties typically deny doing anything wrong, however, and don’t accept responsibility for the accidents they cause. Insurance companies may question your injuries and will try to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to build strong cases that hold negligent parties accountable.
Each state has a statute of limitations that puts a limit on the amount of time you have to take legal action after a personal injury accident. In Georgia, it is two years from the date of your accident, in most cases.
This sounds like you have plenty of time to decide, but there are some things you need to consider. Over time, evidence in your case can be lost or destroyed. The memories of witnesses can fade. Also, it can take months to build a strong case. That’s why it’s important to talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you’ve been injured. If you do decide to take legal action, it’s better to start working on your case sooner rather than later
No. Shortly after you take legal action against the party who caused the accident, that party’s insurance company may contact you. An adjuster may want to ask you some questions about the accident. You may be asked to make a recorded statement about what happened.
It may sound harmless, but the insurance company is not on your side. The purpose of the call is to try to get you to say something that can be used against you. It’s a tactic the insurance companies use to try to limit your compensation. If the other party’s insurance company contacts you, politely decline to answer questions, or make a statement. Explain that you’d like to talk to your lawyer first.
Yes. The other party’s insurance company may contact you with a settlement offer. They may say it’s the best they can do and will promise quick payment. By this time, your medical bills may be starting to add up. If you can’t work because of your injuries, their offer may sound pretty good.
This will be a lowball offer, however. They are hoping you will take it and go away because it helps them save money. You deserve financial compensation for all the damages you have suffered. That’s why it’s important to get legal advice before accepting any offer from the insurance company.
When you’ve been hurt in a personal injury accident, you need medical treatment to help you get better. Some injuries are serious and may require further treatment in the future. For example, you may need additional surgery or may need to keep taking medication.
These are medical expenses that are related to your accident and you shouldn’t have to pay for them. That’s why our attorneys carefully review all the damages you suffered in your accident. We consult medical professionals and determine the medical expenses you will be facing now and in the future. We include the estimated cost of these future medical expenses in our compensation demands.
Not necessarily. Our lawyers approach every case ready to fight in court, if needed. We investigate your accident to gather evidence and get the facts. This allows us to build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. We also make it clear that we are ready to go trial to get the compensation you deserve.
Most of the time, insurance companies see that we are serious about your case and agree to talk about a settlement. We aren’t interested in making quick deals that helps them save money. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
There is no simple answer to this question. The value of your case depends on many different factors. These factors include the types of injuries you suffered, how seriously you were hurt and whether you were left with a permanent disability. Other factors include fault and the amount of coverage on the negligent party’s insurance policy.
We can give you a better idea of how much you can expect to receive in financial compensation during a free consultation. Our lawyers will review the details of your accident and determine the total damages you suffered. We can also review your legal options.
Technically, the answer is no. You could deal with insurance company on your own and try to resolve your case that way. The insurance company prefers if you don’t have a lawyer. Remember, they deal with accident claims every day, and they have lawyers helping them look for ways to save money.
That’s why having a personal injury lawyer is in your best interests. We know the tactics insurance companies use to try to limit your compensation. Our firm has the experience and the resources needed to build strong cases that the insurance companies must take seriously. We can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.