Personal injury attorneys like me represent people who have been injured because of the carelessness of others. As both an RN and a skilled attorney, I have the specialized knowledge and experience to understand your unique injuries and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. I can quickly assess your medical situation and provide immediate assistance with your legal situation.
When should I contact a personal injury attorney?
If the compensation you are being offered by your insurance company isn’t fair, or if it doesn’t cover the damages you incurred as a direct result of your accident, contact a personal injury attorney like me as soon as possible. I’d be honored to set up a free consultation to listen to your concerns and offer my advice regarding your unique situation.
Time is of the Essence
Georgia law sets specific time limits regarding when a lawsuit must be filed or the person(s) loses the right to bring a claim. These time limits are called statute of limitations. Most statute of limitations on personal injury matters are 2 years from the date of the injury. However, as with most things, there are exceptions. The time limit may be affected by when the estate of a deceased person has an administrator appointed, for example. If a child is involved who is younger than 5 years of age, then the time limit is expanded to 2 years from the child’s 5th birthday (however the parents must file a claim for any medical bills before or by the 2-year anniversary date of the injury). Wrongful death claims must be filed before or by 2 years from the date of the death (again, there are exceptions involving this claim so please seek an experience attorney’s advice before it is too late).
What kind of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?
Personal injury lawyers cover civil cases (lawsuits against individual people or companies), which in most cases must be filed within 2 years of the injury. Examples of personal injury cases are:
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Personal Injury FAQS
What qualifies as personal injury?
A personal injury is any type of injury sustained to the body or emotions in an accident or an unintentional event. These accidents might be slip-and fall-accidents, car accidents, 12-wheeler truck accidents, or the result of a defective product. More examples of personal injury cases are listed above.
How long does it take to receive an offer of compensation?
Within 3 days to 3 weeks, depending on the complexity of your case, the insurance company will make you an offer of compensation. But the insurance company’s goal isn’t a fair settlement. They want to offer just enough compensation to satisfy you in the moment. When you have large bills suddenly hanging over you and the possibility of lost wages, any compensation may sound like relief. Once you accept a settlement, though, you have few options to seek further compensation. Unless you have already sought independent legal advice for the value of your claim, you should not accept the first offer of compensation from an insurance company. We at Dellacona Law Firm would be honored to provide you this guidance.
How do I know what’s a fair settlement?
The best way to know is to consult an experienced, independent personal injury lawyer like me who knows how to assess damages and what’s typical in insurance settlements. At Dellacona Law Firm, you become part of our family so we not only try to fix the wrong that happened, but we also try to assist you with other issues that flow from the devastation you have experienced as a result of the carelessness of others.
Should I hire a personal injury attorney?
Even minor accidents can result in extensive damages. Damages can include:
- Property damage
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of support
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Many of these types of damages are difficult to put a monetary value on, especially when you are just beginning to learn to live with the results of your injury. Dellacona Law Firm offers free consultations to discuss the unique circumstances surrounding your case. As an RN, I can help you understand the long-term effects of your injury, as well as your legal options.
How much does a personal injury attorney charge?
We offer free consultations to individuals and families seeking guidance about their personal injury case. At Dellacona Law Firm, we would welcome the opportunity to seek justice for you and your family through our representation. To set up your free consultation, call us at 478-477-9000.