The consequences of catastrophic injuries are severe and comprehensive and require equally comprehensive compensation. To ensure you get the compensation you need to secure a stable future, consult with a Norcross catastrophic injury lawyer from John Foy & Associates.
A slip and fall while shopping in downtown Norcross and accidents at work, on the road, or while playing sports are among the many ways a catastrophic injury can happen. Following pain, what victims are most likely to feel after sustaining a catastrophic injury is fear: fear for their health, finances, and future. We can help.
Your Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Norcross Will Hold At-Fault Parties Accountable
If you are injured through a construction accident at work, you may assume the contractor or site supervisor is to blame. But what if your accident occurred because of a malfunctioning machine part? If you file against the contractor and they are not at fault, you lose your case and your settlement.
By securing representation from a catastrophic injury attorney in Norcross, you avoid such devastating and preventable outcomes. Your lawyer will investigate every aspect of your accident to ensure an accurate determination of who the responsible parties are and collect thorough evidence to prove their negligence.
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How Your Catastrophic Injury Case Will Progress
Personal injury cases can take time to move through the legal process, so it is in your best interests to consult with a Norcross catastrophic injury attorney from John Foy & Associates right away.
File on Time
Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations for filing injury claims. That deadline drops to one year, though, if the claim is against a government entity. It is always best to consult with a lawyer sooner rather than later to ensure you file on time and that the evidence supporting your case is still available.
Your case is only as strong as your evidence. Your experienced catastrophic injury lawyer in Norcross knows where and how to find that evidence:
- Testimonies from those who witnessed the accident
- Medical Reports
- Photo and videos from the accident and accident scene
- Input from relevant experts
Depending on the cause of your accident, your attorney may also collect reports on vehicle inspections or part defects. If your accident occurred at a construction site, your lawyer will investigate whether the site met Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) standards. Whatever the situation, your lawyer will pursue all potential sources of evidence to build a solid case.
Pursue a Substantial Settlement
Your goal is to receive a just settlement that will cover your economic needs and acknowledge the non-economic losses your injury caused. Fulfilling this goal requires extensive and often intense negotiations with the at-fault parties and their insurance and legal representatives. Taking these negotiations on without a strong legal background is a mistake.
When your lawyer handles these negotiations, you will be protected from
- Settling for less than you need and deserve. For insurance companies, it is common practice to make a swift, low offer. Insurance adjustors work to convince victims the amount is the best they can hope to receive, scaring them into acceptance.
- Being unfairly blamed for the accident. Georgia’s comparative fault system allows victims who are less than 50% responsible for their injuries to sue at-fault parties. However, if the victims hold a percentage of fault, their settlement is reduced in proportion to that percentage. Insurance companies will seek to inflate your level of fault to avoid paying compensation altogether or reduce the amount they are required to pay.
Go to Trial
Most often, injury cases settle out of court. However, there are times when at-fault parties refuse to offer a fair settlement amount. Should this happen, your lawyer will discuss your options with you and, should you choose to take the case to trial, represent you at every court proceeding.
With a lawyer from John Foy & Associates on your side, you will never have to wonder about the status of your case. While fighting for your future financial security, your catastrophic injury attorney in Norcross will communicate regularly, keeping you informed of your case’s progress.
A Settlement Will Secure a Better Future for You and Your Loved Ones
Catastrophic injuries can result in brain trauma, paralysis, loss of limbs, loss of sight or hearing or speech, nerve damage, cognitive impairment, and other devastating, generally permanent, damage. The trauma and fear that follow a catastrophic injury will not be entirely erased but can be alleviated with a financial settlement. Every settlement is different, but you can expect to see coverage in these areas:
It is likely your injuries will prevent you from working, or at least from working in the same position you did prior to your injury. A settlement will cover lost wages and loss of future earnings.
You can also expect to experience significant, continuing medical expenses as catastrophic injuries usually require long-term care. Your settlement can cover these expenses and provide financial access to new interventions as they develop.
You may need to move or adjust your living space to accommodate your changed abilities. You may also need to pay for help for duties you can no longer manage independently. A settlement will ensure you have the funds to meet these needs.
Emotional trauma follows the physical trauma of your injury. Not being able to move or care for yourself independently, not being able to interact socially or engage in activities you could before your injuries may leave you feeling anxious, depressed, and angry. A settlement gives these losses the acknowledgment they deserve.
Contact John Foy & Associates and Put Your Financial Fears to Rest
After a catastrophic injury, your focus needs to be on recovering your health to whatever extent possible. Do not let your fears for the future get in the way of that recovery.
Consult with a Norcross catastrophic injury attorney from John Foy & Associates, the Strong Arm of Georgia. We will manage your case with empathy and legal experience, helping you work toward a brighter, financially secure future.