At Nicholson, Silverbach, & Watson, we help our clients feel comfortable as they seek the compensation or settlement they need and deserve. Similar questions about personal injury claims come up again and again, and our attorneys have drafted some answers.
What Should I do If I am Injured In an Accident?
As soon as you can, seek medical help. Report the matter as soon as possible to law enforcement and your auto insurance carrier. If you were injured at work, you should also, as soon as reasonably practical, report the injury to your employer.
Do I Need a Lawyer if I Have Suffered a Personal Injury?
Many people wonder if they can settle their case on their own with the opposing party's insurance company. This can be an unwise course of action for several reasons.
First, the insurance company representative is well aware that you may not know all of the laws that govern what you would be able to recover, and they will use what you do not know against you. Second, an attorney is much better equipped to fully explain to the insurance company the medical implications of your injury. Finally, an attorney can also evaluate your case and determine what the long-term effects of your injury might be, and we have the resources to bring in medical and other experts if necessary to prove your case.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
Per Georgia state law, you may have up to two years from the date of a personal injury or wrongful death to file a claim or lawsuit.
What Damages Can I Recover With a Personal Injury Claim?
In most personal injury claims, you can recover for both the physical and emotional damages you have suffered, as well as lost wages, medical and/or funeral expenses, and property damage. In wrongful death cases, you can also recover for the loss of companionship and support that your loved one provided.
How Much Will a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?
Our firm is paid on a contingent fee, meaning that our fee is a portion of what we collect for you. If we do not obtain any recovery for you, you do not pay any attorney fees.
We Are Happy to Answer All of Your Personal Injury Questions
Our firm serves clients in Kennesaw and the surrounding areas of Georgia. Make an appointment today by calling us at 770-615-7269 or using our online form.