Personal Injury Lawyer in Columbus, GA
Right now you may be experiencing pain, stress, and worries about the future. You may not know what to do. We’re here to help. If you’ve been injured, there are only two steps you need to take:
Step 1: Contact a Good Columbus Personal Injury Law Firm
No insurance company wants to pay you a large settlement, not even your own insurance company. Don’t trust the insurer to offer you a fair amount. Getting a professional opinion from our law office is free, and it can help you both financially and in your physical recovery.
Step 2: Do Not Settle With the Insurance Company until You Speak to a Lawyer
Insurance companies will be quick to offer your hundreds or thousands of dollars. It can be tempting to take this money right away, especially with bills looming. But every insurance settlement comes with fine print that say you give up your right to any further recovery. If you take a $1,000 settlement now and end up with weeks of missed work, or tens of thousands in medical expenses, it won’t seem like a deal. But it will be too late to go back. Talk to a lawyer before you take any money.
Get a free consultation with a Columbus personal injury lawyer today by calling 706-400-4000.
Do I really have a personal injury case?
This is the most common question we hear from people. The answer is you don’t know if you have a case until you talk to an expert. There are many injuries that seem like total accidents, but actually qualify for a financial recovery. Many people are surprised to find that they could get a very large amount.
The basic definition of a personal injury case (a “tort” in legal terms) is that you were injured, and it was caused by someone else’s neglect or negligence.
Examples of common personal injury cases include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slipping and falling
- Nursing home abuse
- Injury from a faulty product
- Drug error or injury from a prescribed drug
Our lawyers work on these kinds of cases every day. We can tell you if you have a strong case or not. We don’t take on cases we don’t think we can win—and many of our cases are resolved without going to court.
How much time do I have to file an injury case in Columbus, GA?
There is a strict time limit on all personal injury cases. This limit is known as the statute of limitations. It’s a law that prevents you from filing a claim if too much time has passed—even if it’s a claim you likely would have won otherwise.
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims varies depending on your case. In Columbus, in some personal injury cases you may have up to two years to file a claim. But others have much tighter deadlines, sometimes only a few weeks.
What will it cost me to hire a lawyer?
It costs nothing up front, and nothing unless you win a financial recovery. At the law offices of John Foy & Associates, our lawyers’ time is paid for out of the recovery we win for you. If we aren’t successful in your case, you pay nothing. And you will never pay us a cent out of pocket.
Our goal for your case is to help you get the care you need. We don’t rush to get a settlement as fast as possible. We will help you make sure you can pay for your medical treatment until your case is complete. We want to make the entire legal process risk free for you. That’s why we charge nothing unless we secure you a financial recovery.
What makes John Foy & Associates Different?
We have more resources than most personal injury law firms. Many personal injury firms are just one attorney and their assistant. These small firms are eager to settle every case as quickly as possible, because they don’t have the cash flow of a larger firm. In some cases they may pressure you to take quick money instead of holding out for the large settlement you need.
John Foy started our firm over 20 years ago and built it up one attorney at a time. We are now a large, respected law firm with a track record of success for our clients. Our success shows in the way we treat our clients. We know the best doctors and care providers and we will make sure you get the treatment you need. We can provide you transportation to legal meetings. And we will never pressure you to settle for too small an amount. We will stand by you and get you what you need to recover.
When you first sit down with us we will ask you basic questions about your case such as:
- How serious are your injuries?
- Are any of them permanent?
- Is there scarring?
- Are you missing time at work?
- How much are the medical bills so far?
- Will you need more treatment?
- Did this injury happen on the job?
- Will you need a vehicle or any other assistance?
Your answers help us understand the scope of the injury and what kind of case it is. It also helps us understand your priorities so we can help you as much as possible. We will help you get you back to your job as soon as possible, and we’ll work to get you a financial recovery for the work time missed. Above all, we will patiently help you get back to the best health possible and seek a settlement that covers all of your costs.
Speak To a Personal Injury Lawyer in Columbus for Free
Let us help you get the recovery you need. We offer a free consultation with some of the most experienced injury lawyers in the state. Call us at 706-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.