Atlanta Injury Attorney
How Do I Get Compensation from an Injury Claim?
The first step is seeking the counsel of the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Ross & Pines. You can be confident in our ability to make sure you get the compensation that you deserve for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost earnings. We have handled thousands of cases and conducted hundreds of jury trials on behalf of injury survivors and the families of wrongful death victims.
Every personal injury claim is different, which is why our Atlanta injury attorneys recommend hiring representation for your claim as soon as possible. We will help you navigate through the demands of insurance companies. Settlements in personal injury are determined by specific type of damages that are applied to your situation. Damages is a legal term referring to the compensation an injured person receives after an accident. Generally speaking, there are three categories of damages the injured party can seek compensation for, economic, non- economic and punitive.
Together the first two are known as compensatory damages, since their main purpose is to compensate the injury victim for a specific loss. Punitive damages on the other hand, seek to punish the negligent party for their reckless behavior. As such, punitive damages are not often awarded. Compensatory damages are awarded the most often and include:
- Economic Damages: Economic damages are also known as "special damages". These types of losses are measured by the amount of money that you have lost or will continue to lose as a result of your negligent accident.
- Non-Economic Damages: Non-economic damages are also known as "general damages". These types of losses are not as tangible as special damages and usually signify what you have endured and will continue to endure as a result of your accident. Non-economic damages can include pain and suffering and emotional trauma.
Don’t Wait to File a Claim!
According to the Georgia Code section 9-3-33 the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is only two years. This means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to pursue compensation. Georgia does recognize some exceptions to this two-year rule, an attorney from our firm can let you know if any of them apply to your specific case.
For more information about your legal options, call us today at (888) 838-4858 to discuss your specific situation!
What Cases Do We Handle?
At Ross & Pines, we thoroughly investigate and aggressively litigate on behalf of our clients. We have achieved successful settlements and jury verdicts in a variety of different types of personal injury cases.
We have handled many cases involving the following:
The track record we have built in jury trials, and our reputation for advocating for our clients, allow us to negotiate from a position of strength and obtain proper settlements through negotiations or mediation. Insurance companies know we are ready and willing to go to trial, providing them with the incentive to negotiate in good faith.
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We understand that this time may be stressful, but the guidance of a trusted lawyer from Ross & Pines can provide you with peace of mind. It will cost you nothing to obtain the financial resources you deserve; there will be no attorney fees until we collect compensation for you.
If you have been hurt in an accident in the Atlanta area, contact us today for your consultation.