Q: How do I know if I have a personal injury case in Georgia?
A:The best way to learn if you have a personal injury case worth pursuing is to consult with a Georgia personal injury lawyer. There may be important aspects of your case that you never considered, which legal counsel could shed some light on; however, you can get an idea of whether you have a claim worth pursuing by considering some of the following notions.
Did someone act in a careless or reckless manner, causing you to be injured? For instance, if someone ran a red light or a police officer discovered the other driver was under the influence, these may indicate negligence.
Even if you were partially at fault for an accident, you may still have a case. So don’t be too quick to dismiss it. However if you know for sure that you were completely at fault, it may not be worth pursuing.
The other thing you need to consider is the extent of your injuries. A bump on the head most likely won’t warrant the time and cost of pursuing a personal injury case. However, more serious injuries such as multiple fractures or a brain injury will.
You will also need adequate evidence that will build a strong case. If you aren’t able to prove the other party’s negligence and that it was the direct cause of your injuries, it may not be worth it.
Each case will be unique with a variety of factors that may impact it. It is always a good idea to seek legal counsel before deciding to proceed with a claim against someone.
Contacting a Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn’t you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case – 404-474-0804. You can even read our free eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases in Georgia: The Truth about your Injury Case.