Personal Injury Attorney Decatur
After you’ve been injured in an accident, you may feel as though your life has been put on hold. You may have missed several days of work recovering from serious injuries. This time missed at work has increased your stress since there is no money coming in and the medical bills have started to pile up. If you were injured due to the negligence of another person, you have rights. A personal injury lawyer Decatur from the Ferguson Law Group can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and other losses.
At the Ferguson Law Group, our firm has been handling complex personal injury cases for several years. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers knows how to build a solid case that can clearly prove negligence, so we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
While you can file a personal injury claim alone, doing so can make it very challenging to win the compensation you deserve since you will be up against insurance carriers and possibly the liable party’s defense attorney. At the same time, you will be recovering from your injuries, you may be out of work, and you have the added stress of the mounting medical bills. When you hire a personal injury attorney, they can take over negotiations and communications with the other parties involved, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Serious injuries may require long-term medical treatment and may result in permanent disabilities. If you have sustained catastrophic or serious injuries, you need an attorney who understands the medicine behind your injury, an attorney that has access to medical experts who can accurately evaluate your condition, and a lawyer who can calculate the full extent of your damages based on your injuries.
An Attorney Can Determine What Your Case is Worth
While some people may decide to pursue a personal injury claim on their own, unfortunately, they do not usually know the true value of their claim and may end up accepting a settlement amount that is not nearly enough to cover the costs of all their damages including any ongoing medical treatment needed.
While a lawyer cannot guarantee an exact figure, he or she can give you an estimate based on many factors, including but not limited to:
- The circumstances surrounding your accident
- The severity of your injuries
- The number of liable parties involved
- The identity of the liable parties
- The limit of the liable party’s insurance policy
At the Ferguson Law Group, we know that serious injuries often result in sky-high medical bills. You may also be facing significant financial outlays for other costs such as traveling to doctor appointments, medical devices, modifications made to the home, prescription medications, and other medical-related expenses. When these expenses are combined with the loss of income due to the severe injuries that prevent you from working, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by financial troubles as you cope with your injuries and try to get back on your feet.
Our attorneys know how to investigate a claim and explore every avenue of compensation to ensure that you receive a higher settlement amount. We will work hard to give you and your family much-needed peace of mind as we handle every aspect of your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Because these cases often require a thorough investigation to determine claim value, it’s essential that you get help from a personal injury attorney who has experience with investigating and resolving complex personal injury cases.
If the injuries you sustained were not your fault then you may be eligible for compensation. However, you may be also entitled to additional damages in your case that you’re not aware of. An attorney can discuss the other avenues of compensation available including:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future earnings
- Lost wages
- Property damage
Our personal injury attorneys can discuss how much you may be able to recover in your case, once we know all the facts.
Statute of Limitations
Unfortunately, accident victims have a limited time to take legal action. While you may be facing a long road to recovery, the legal system isn’t going to wait for you to get back on your feet before you file a claim. In Decatur GA, accident victims have a two-year statute of limitations to file a claim.
The process of preparing a claim is very time-consuming. Successful claims are contingent on expert evaluation and thorough investigations. A personal injury lawyer can handle these steps and more on your behalf and promptly, so you will not lose your opportunity to be compensated fairly for your injuries and other damages.
Insurance Company Tactics
When an insured person injures someone through negligence, their insurance carrier will take immediate action to limit the amount they have to pay. Insurance companies will use a variety of tactics to offer a low settlement. In fact, they often contact the victim as soon as possible to offer a low settlement shortly after the accident occurs, hoping the accident victim does not have legal representation and is not aware of the full value of their claim.
An insurance company will also try to use tactics such as asking misleading questions, to confuse you. When an insurance company asks for your statement, they will record it. The insurance adjuster will then try to use your statement against you. Typically, they will offer a very low settlement amount. In many cases, they will offer a settlement before they even learn the extent of your injuries. While some insurance adjusters will take a nicer approach and pretend to be your friend, others can be very aggressive. You may begin to receive harassing phone calls urging you to accept the settlement offer or they may threaten you with a deadline. Do not be intimidated by insurance companies.
If you receive a settlement offer from an insurance company, it’s important to contact an attorney before you accept it. Keep in mind, once you settle with an insurance company you will lose the ability to pursue compensation in the future, even if your condition worsens over time. The attorneys from the Ferguson Law Group will not allow an insurance adjuster to take advantage of you during this stressful time.
When you work with one of the attorneys at the Ferguson Law Group, you have a dedicated advocate who knows exactly how to effectively negotiate with insurance adjusters on your behalf. An insurance adjuster will take your claim more seriously when you have an attorney. They will also be more likely to offer a fair settlement.
If an insurance company fails to offer a fair settlement amount, your attorney will speak with you regarding your other legal options. Your attorney may advise you to take your case to trial if they are confident that you can receive a higher settlement amount. If you agree, our attorneys will prepare your case for trial and go head-to-head with the insurance company’s defense.
Not all personal injury attorneys spend a lot of time in court, but ours do. If your case is going to trial, then you need an experienced trial attorney. Trial attorneys devote themselves to securing full compensation and justice for their clients, they’re familiar with court procedures, know how to argue a case before a judge on behalf of their clients, and will advocate on behalf of their client against moneyed institutions and major corporations.
Experienced Trial Attorneys
Our experienced trial lawyers are recognized by their peers and known by insurance companies for not settling a claim unless it’s in the best interest of our clients. If you’ve been seriously injured in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident and an insurance company is refusing to offer a fair settlement, then you deserve nothing but the best trial attorneys who specialize in personal injury law.
The choice to go to court instead of accepting the settlement amount the insurance company is willing to offer is a big decision, but our attorneys will not back down if they believe you deserve a higher settlement amount for your injuries and other damages.
Contact the Ferguson Law Group Today
A personal injury attorney Decatur will be your advocate. At the Ferguson Law Group, our personal injury lawyers will fight for your right to fair and just compensation for your injuries lost wages, property damage, and other losses. While it’s possible for you to file a personal injury claim on your own, working with one of the personal injury attorneys from the Ferguson Law Group can ensure you receive the settlement you deserve. If you have recently been injured in an accident, act now. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and case review and let the legal experts from the Ferguson Law Group help you seek the justice and fair compensation you deserve.
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