Suffering a catastrophic injury can change your life and the lives of your family. After all, you may never fully recover, you have medical bills piling up, and you likely have been unable to work.
There is hope. A catastrophic injury lawyer in Jonesboro can help you recover some of your financial losses while seeking compensation to aid you well into the future. If you were involved in an accident resulting in a catastrophic injury in Jonesboro, contact John Foy & Associates for assistance.
How Can a Jonesboro Catastrophic Injury Attorney Help You?
An experienced catastrophic injury attorney in Jonesboro will investigate the accident that led to your injury. By doing so, they can determine who was responsible and work toward getting you justice and proper compensation.
Most compensation comes through the insurance of the party or parties at fault for your injury. That insurance company will fight to get you to accept a low settlement agreement. Your attorney will fight back to get you a proper settlement to meet your needs.
At a minimum, your settlement should cover medical expenses and rehabilitation, lost wages and benefits, and the pain and suffering you have and will endure in the future.
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Proving Who Is Liable for Your Injury
If your injury was due to an accident that was not your fault, it is necessary to not only find out who was responsible but prove it to hold them accountable. Most accidents, whether a vehicle crash, a bike or pedestrian incident, a slip and fall, or a medical mishap, are due to someone’s negligence. There was no intent to harm, but they were either not paying attention or may have consumed something that impeded their ability to do so.
You may think of one person responsible – the driver behind the wheel, a store employee who didn’t clean up a mess – but more than one person can be held responsible. Examples include:
- Driver’s employer
- Store or franchise owners
- Property owners
- Health professionals
- Pharmaceutical company
- Manufacturer of a defective part
Every catastrophic injury case is different. Your attorney will need to review the evidence in your case to determine who can and should be held liable. That evidence will also be key to proving that liability.
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What If You Were Partially to Blame for Your Injury?
Some accidents are the result of more than one individual being at-fault, especially vehicle accidents. Say you were hit by a truck, but you were talking on your phone at the time.
Georgia passed the Hands-Free Georgia Act in 2018. According to the state’s Office of Highway Safety, this means it is against the law to hold your phone to talk or text while driving. You cannot even keep your phone in your lap.
The defendant’s team can and will hold that against you. In court, the defense will claim you were not paying attention, and therefore you were at fault even though the truck driver turned into and hit your car. The judge or jury may determine you are partially at fault.
If they decide you were 20% at fault and the truck driver was 80% at fault, what does that mean?
Comparative Negligence in Georgia
Georgia’s modified comparative negligence rule means you can still recover damages. However, your compensation will be 20% less than the total amount awarded.
If you are considered to be more than 50% at fault for an accident, you will receive no compensation.
The Importance of Your Free Initial Case Review
John Foy & Associates offers every potential client a free case review. This allows our lawyers to review your evidence from your accident and injury. If we determine you have a valid case, we will move forward with you.
Why is this review important to you? Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. We provide all our work upfront without cost. Once we win your case, we will receive a percentage of your settlement agreed upon at the onset of us taking your case.
As you can imagine, we are counting on the facts of your case and our ability to prove them to win for you and for us to receive payment.
For a free legal consultation with a catastrophic injury lawyer serving Jonesboro, call 404-400-4000
You Should Hire a Jonesboro Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Quickly
You have no doubt, spent much time dealing with your injuries before considering how to receive compensation. That is understandable. But you also must be aware that time is not on your side when it comes to receiving compensation for the damages you have incurred.
Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases including a catastrophic injury. This means you have up to two years from the date you were injured to file a lawsuit.
Investigating a catastrophic injury case takes time. So does developing the proof behind it and properly building the case. You need to hire a Jonesboro catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible, allowing you to concentrate on dealing with your injury and your attorney to work on your legal case.
Avoid Talking with Others About Your Accident
Whatever the accident that led to your injury, refrain from speaking with most people about it. The only individuals you should discuss it with include law enforcement and other emergency personnel, your medical team, and your loved ones.
Do NOT speak with anyone else, especially an insurance company, Do find and discuss your accident with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
What Compensation Can You Receive?
Your catastrophic injuries are more than enough to deal with without worrying about finances too. By including economic and non-economic damages in your legal claim, you should receive financial compensation to pay past bills and aid you into the future. This could include:
- Reimbursement for medical bills
- Reimbursement for assisted care
- An allotment for future medical care and bills
- Physical rehabilitation
- Loss of income and future earning potential
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish and psychological issues
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Hire a Legal Team You Can Count on
The personal injury lawyers at John Foy & Associates have years of experience dealing with catastrophic injury cases. You can count on us to fight for your rights and compensation.