Sustaining any type of personal injury in Suwanee is a painful and frustrating experience. Not only does it take a toll physically and psychologically, there are often costly medical bills involved that no one is ever ready to face. You might feel unsure how to recover from the situation or wonder whether the compensation you received was what you truly deserved. This is where a Suwanee personal injury lawyer can help guide you towards the best decisions and outcome for you and your family.
John Foy & Associates have over 20 years of experience assisting victims and their families in the best actions after a personal injury. We take on personal injury cases exclusively, and we know how to get results. We’ll even give you a FREE, no-risk consultation to talk about your case. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to the right to get started today.
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
To qualify for a personal injury claim, you must have suffered from a personal injury to your body. You may also have a claim for emotional or psychological damages, but only if there was a physical injury as well.
Some examples of personal injuries include:
- A store has a leaky roof but fails to repair it or put out a caution sign for the wet floor. You slip and fall, breaking your arm or suffering from a concussion in the store.
- You were in an automobile with a drunk driver who failed to stop at an intersection. In addition to physical harm, you suffer from anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the traumatic accident.
- Your elderly loved one suffered physical abuse, or an injury due to staff negligence, at a nursing home.
The details involved in a personal injury case matter, as well. Whether you have a strong personal injury case depends on many factors, such as:
- The extent of your injury: A personal injury is not the same as property damage, as it involves damage or injury to your personal body or psyche.
- Who is at fault: A valid personal injury lawsuit or claim must be due to negligence on the part of another person, business, or government agency that causes that personal injury.
- Whether or not damages can be recovered: There must be physical, emotional, or financial damage that can be remedied by money compensation, or some kind of serious impact on your life because of the injury. This could be for medical bills from treating physical injuries, emotional suffering, loss of financial income due to injuries, or living with a permanent limitation due to the injury.
- Who is at fault, and whether or not the defendant (the person or business responsible) has proper insurance coverage or assets to cover the personal damages suffered.
A personal injury lawyer can analyze the factors involved, and any others, in your situation to give you a true overview of what to expect and what you can recover.
What if the injury was partly my fault?
If you were partially at fault in the accident, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t receive compensation.
Suwanee follows the Georgia law policy called “modified comparative negligence.” It dictates that even if you had some fault in the injury, the other party isn’t off the hook for their own negligence. In this case, the local courts will compare negligence from each party and decide how much responsible lies on each side. As long as the other party was at least 50% responsible, you can still recover damages. But the percentage of fault determines how much recovery you can win.
For example, if a claim is worth $10,000 and the court decides the defendant was 80% responsible and you were 20% responsible, you would be awarded the $8,000 the other party is responsible for.
What is negligence?
“Negligence” means someone has failed to use reasonable care or take care of something properly, and that negligence results in injury to another person.
In a personal injury case, you’ve suffered physical or emotional injury or damage as a result of negligence from another person, business, or government entity.
What types of personal injury cases do you take?
We work with victims of all sort of personal injuries. Some of our most frequent work includes victims of:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Neglect in nursing homes and care facilities
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Harmful medications and medical devices
- Premises liability
- Swimming pool accidents and drowning
- Wrongful deaths
- Dangerous products
How does a personal injury lawyer help me?
Navigating the waters of a personal injury case can be very confusing. The process of working with insurance companies after an injury can be long, frustrating, and sometimes downright unfair to you.
Without an attorney, many good people can be left questioning themselves and their case without knowing what to do next. And you may be eligible for more financial recovery than you realize and not even know about it—potentially losing you thousands of dollars that could be used to make up for missed work or medical bills from the injury you suffered.
An experienced Suwanee personal injury lawyer will ensure you come out of the situation with the money and dignity you deserve. They can first look at all the details of your situation to determine whether you have a valid personal injury case. Then, they can navigate the complexity of a personal injury case to work towards receive fair financial recovery.
Talk to a Suwanee Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
Any type of personal injury is painful to handle alone. At John Foy & Associates, we believe you shouldn’t have to suffer money loss from missed work or medical bills on top of everything else. We’ll work with you to help you get the financial recovery you deserve. It’s risk free—you don’t get charged unless we get you money! And we offer you a FREE consultation to talk about your case. Just call us today at 404-400-4000 or complete the form to your right.