- A negligent driver causes a car accident where pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles are injured.
- A grocery store customer slips on a wet floor and hits their head, which was missing a wet floor sign.
- A landlord fails to address a broken staircase that eventually injures visitors.
- A doctor misdiagnoses a patient and prescribes improper medication, causing injuries or permanent disability.
- A dog owner’s unrestrained Rotweiller bites a passerby, causing serious bite injuries.
The most common types of personal injury claims in Georgia are:
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
- Animal attacks and bites
The Process of Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Below is a brief breakdown:
- First things first, seek medical treatment for your injuries.
- Speak to your personal injury attorney to initiate your claim
- Collect all your medical invoices and medical records. Obtain expert testimony and any supporting documents.
- File a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
- Give your attorney room to negotiate a settlement amount with the insurance adjuster.
- If you agree on a settlement amount, you’ll receive the settlement amount in due time.
- If negotiations fail or your claim is denied, you can proceed with a personal injury lawsuit.
Remember, a personal injury claim only sticks if you can prove negligence by the liable party. Your entire claim crumbles if you can’t, and the other party walks home scot-free. You could always get a qualified lawyer to help you prove ill will or a third party’s negligence. And in doing so, you can get a proper settlement. At Dressie Law Firm, you are assured of getting experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers.
Recover Proper Compensation With Dressie Law Firm
Understanding the difference between a workers’ compensation and a personal injury claim is fundamental to protecting your rights as an employee. Georgia law entitles workers to fair compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Act, except for certain employee categories. The state also protects everyone’s right to file a personal injury claim should another party’s actions cause them bodily or psychological harm.
Remember, seeking professional legal advice is your best bet to getting the compensation you deserve, regardless of your claim type. Contact Dressie Law Firm today and schedule a free consultation.
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