A single injury can have life-changing consequences. Every year, countless people suffer accidents and injuries that leave them unable to work and facing medical bills worth thousands of dollars. But, if you were injured through no fault of your own, the law gives you the right to recover compensation. You need to talk to our Canton personal injury lawyers today.
John Foy & Associates has the skill and experience to get you the money you need. Let our personal injury lawyers in Canton, GA, give you a free consultation to show what we can do for you. Call us to learn more about how we can help personal injury victims like you.
Why Is It Essential to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Many people wrongfully assume that filing a claim will automatically net a fair settlement that appropriately reflects their damages. Even though there’s no one forcing you to hire a lawyer, trying to fight for your legal claim without one can be highly stressful and challenging. Our lawyers are capable of helping you immensely by:
- Gather evidence and other important information related to your claim.
- Ensuring that your privacy gets protected.
- Help you find proper medical treatment for your injuries.
- Calculate all of your damages accurately.
- Handle all of your legal affairs.
- Represent you and your best interests during negotiations or at trial.
- Handle all communications on your behalf with other parties.
Focus on your health and recovery while we focus on all the legal aspects of your claim. You don’t have to divide your attention between getting better and fighting a claim. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help you every step of the way.
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How do I Protect My Rights After Sustaining a Personal Injury?
Remember, it’s hard to tell how serious an injury is at the start. Doctors may say it will get better in weeks, only to find out later that there are complications. For this reason, we recommend you do two critical things to protect your rights.
Never Trust Insurance Companies
Never sign any paperwork or take money from an insurance company. We have spoken to many people who trusted the insurance company and received a quick settlement. However, later, they realized they would need significantly more money for treatment and that the compensation they received was extremely low.
Unfortunately, by then, they had signed away their right to renegotiate. The reason insurance companies offer money right away is because they want to settle your claim cheaply, paying you the lowest amount possible. So never sign anything, give the insurance company a statement, or accept a check unless you have first consulted with a lawyer.
Get Legal Help Quickly
Get help from one of our lawyers right away. When you consult with our lawyers, you get the advice and information you need to make a wise financial decision. It may be the single most important thing you do after an injury. A good lawyer has experience working with insurance companies and has seen many other cases like yours.
Our legal team can review your case and tell you whether you have a strong claim. In many cases, hiring a lawyer is enough to get your voice heard during negotiations. In addition, insurance companies often increase their offers substantially just because you’ve got a lawyer working for you.
How Can I Tell If My Personal Injury Claim Is Valid?
If you were injured and it wasn’t your fault, you may have a claim. Accidents that cause injuries don’t usually just happen out of nowhere. So don’t be too quick to blame yourself. Legally, many injuries occur because someone else was “negligent,” meaning they weren’t as careful as they should have been and didn’t exercise the proper duty of care for you.
This is true of many car accident injuries and slip and fall injuries, among others. Remember, the law is on your side. The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-1-6 allows you to pursue legal action and recover a settlement for your damages upon breach of a legal duty of care.
In general, never assume that your accident was entirely your fault. If your accident involved anyone else, you could have a claim on your hands. Then, instead of paying out of pocket, you can hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries and damages liable for them.
Our Canton, GA Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our lawyers have a lot of experience handling various types of personal injury cases:
- Car accidents
- Dog bite & animal attacks
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Rear-end collision accidents
- Slip and fall & premises liability
- Social Security Disability
- Truck accidents
- Uninsured motorist accidents
- Workers compensation
As you can see, your personal injury could have resulted from any type of accident. But, it doesn’t matter what type of accident you suffered. Our lawyers in Canton, GA, dedicate themselves to every case and won’t stop until you get the settlement you deserve.
Damages You Can Be Compensated for After a Personal Injury
There are several damages you can receive compensation for after suffering through an accident:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Property damages
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Medical expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death
Keep in mind. This is only just a shortlist. Remember, as long as your damages have directly resulted from your accident, we can help you get compensation for them. We won’t leave any damage out of your settlement total and will always fight the insurance company to get you the highest value settlement available for your claim.
Will I Need to Go to Court for My Personal Injury Claim?
Most of the time, no. Occasionally insurance companies will simply refuse to negotiate with us. They may think their evidence is better than it really is, or they may think they can make you look bad to a jury. If we can’t resolve your case through negotiation, we will tell you how strong we think your case is and explain what might happen if you take your claim to the local courts.
If you do file a lawsuit, we can continue to represent you through trial. But many cases never reach that point. At John Foy & Associates, we are known for our negotiating power and our ability to get insurance companies to pay up. We start every claim with a full investigation into the cause of your injuries and what it will take for you to recover as completely as possible.
Armed with this evidence, we can show the insurance company hard evidence of what happened and how much money you will need. In many cases, that’s all it takes to get you a substantial financial recovery.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Canton Personal Injury Attorney?
We don’t believe that getting legal help should be expensive, especially when you’re dealing with an injury. Here’s our pricing structure:
- We don’t charge you anything for your consultation.
- You don’t pay anything out of pocket.
- You don’t pay anything at all unless we win money for you.
If our personal injury attorneys in Canton succeed in getting you a financial recovery, we will take our fee out as a percentage. The rest is yours. This gives you professional help when you need it most, without any financial risk.
Is There a Deadline for Making an Injury Claim in Canton, GA?
Yes. The City of Canton follows state and federal laws that impose strict deadlines on injury claims. Under OCGA §9-3-33, you have a general timeframe of two years. Once this statute of limitations passes, you won’t be able to file a claim. Thus, it’s essential that you take action as soon as you can to ensure you have the best chances possible to win a settlement.
Some people face a much shorter deadline, possibly only weeks. If you miss the deadline, you won’t be able to recover any money for your injuries. Don’t let this happen to you. Talk to our personal injury lawyers in Canton right away.
Talk to a Canton Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
At John Foy & Associates, we want to help you get the money you need to pay for your recovery. Let us show you how it helps to have a lawyer on your side. Call us or fill out the form to your right and get your free consultation today.