If you were injured in Columbus, GA and it wasn’t your fault, the law says you have a right to recover all of your costs. At John Foy & Associates we can help you do that. John Foy & Associates has been nicknamed the “Strong Arm” law firm.
We’ve represented personal injury victims and their loved ones for more than 20 years. Right now you may be experiencing pain, stress, and worries about the future. You may not know what to do. Our Columbus personal injury lawyers are here to help.
Do Not Settle With the Insurance Company Until You Speak to a Lawyer
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.
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 says 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.
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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 sizable 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 we resolve many of our cases without going to court.
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How Do We Prove Negligence?
Negligence is a legal concept. If you put a “reasonable person” into a situation, you would expect them to act in certain ways to keep themselves and others safe. Negligence happens when someone else’s actions act outside of those ways.
A simple example is driving a car. We expect a reasonable driver to follow all the road rules and to not make risky maneuvers. When they break the rules, like if they run a red light trying to speed through the intersection, that’s negligence.
If we can tie their negligence to your injuries, you have a personal injury case. The evidence we will help you collect is all aimed at proving negligence, as well as how much you should be paid for that negligence.
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.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Columbus, call 706-400-4000
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
Every lawyer practices certain areas of law. When you choose a personal injury lawyer in Columbus, you need one with experience with your kind of case. John Foy & Associates handles cases like:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accident
- Dog Bites
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Rear-end Collisions
- Slip and Falls
- Social Security Disability
- Swimming Pool Accident & Drownings
- Taxicab Accident
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Truck Accidents
- Uninsured Motorist Accidents
- Unsafe Premises & Property Negligence
- Workers Compensation
- Wrongful Death
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. This is called “contingency” in legal-speak. Our pay is contingent upon you winning. If you don’t get compensation, we don’t get paid.
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.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
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. Above all, we will patiently help you get back to the best health possible and seek a settlement that covers all of your costs.
By the end of the consultation, we can estimate the odds of success in your case and how we would proceed should you hire us. We’ll also go over the agreement with you, but the choice is always yours to sign. You have no obligation to work with us if you come in for a consultation.
Speak to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Columbus for Free
Let the Columbus personal injury lawyers at John Foy & Associates 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 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today. Our Columbus office has personal injury lawyers waiting for your call.