Should I accept the first settlement offer in my personal injury case?
If an insurance company offers you an amount of money, their first offer is never their best offer. They’re always going to have more. The question is, how much more do they have? Evaluating what your case is worth takes expertise. That’s where an experienced attorney comes in. If you have an offer that’s on the table from an insurance company and are unsure of what your case is worth, give us a call. CAM Law would love to talk to you about it.
How can I avoid going to trial for my personal injury claim?
If you are injured and thinking about bringing a personal injury case, you may be wondering how you can avoid going to trial. Not every case goes to trial, and there are ways that you can avoid going to trial. Probably the best way to avoid going to trial is to prepare your case from the very beginning as if it’s going to trial. You want to:
• Gather the right evidence;
• Talk to the right witnesses;
• Collect videos and photos;
• Get affidavits;
• Take depositions;
• And, preserve evidence.
Most importantly, work with an attorney who knows what they’re doing. Submitting a settlement demand that has been well-prepared to an insurance company or an at-fault defendant is the best way you can avoid a trial.
What should I consider when hiring a personal injury attorney?
When you’re looking for a personal injury attorney, you want to consider the nature of that attorney’s experience. Is this attorney somebody who’s been practicing for a few years, or someone who’s been practicing for several years? Is this an attorney who settles a bunch of cases, or is this an attorney who’s going to be with you from the beginning of the case, all the way to the end, in the trenches? Is this an attorney who gets to know you, who learns about you, who learns about your family, and knows the ins and outs of your case? If you want an experienced attorney who’s going to be standing by you from the first time you call to the time that the ink on the settlement check dries, that is our firm.
How long will a personal injury case take?
One of the primary questions we get asked as attorneys is how long it will take to settle a personal injury case. The honest answer is there is no way to tell. Each case is different. It can take as little as a couple of months, or it can take a few years. It depends on any number of criteria, including how injured you are, the witnesses involved, and how hard the insurance company wants to fight.
There’s no right or wrong answer in terms of how long it’s going to take; when you go with CAM Law, you can rest assured that we’re going to be with you from the beginning of the process to the end, no matter how long it takes. When all is said and done, you’re going to be satisfied that you gave us a call.
Do I need a certain amount of medical bills to file a personal injury claim?
A lot of times, people have questions about whether they have a case when medical bills are low. The short answer to that is, yes, you have a case. There is no minimum threshold you must meet in terms of the amount of the medical bill or the number of treatment visits to have a case in Georgia. If you were injured as the result of someone’s negligence or intentional conduct, and you’ve been treated as a result or intend to get treated, you have a case. Don’t assume that because you’re not severely injured that somehow you don’t meet a threshold to bring a claim in Georgia.
Give us a call. Let us know what information you have related to your case, what treatment you’ve gotten, what treatment you intend to get, and we’ll let you know how to proceed.
Can I recover compensation for emotional damages?
People often call our firm with questions about damages. While damages for bills or lost wages are clear cut, emotional damages can be more nuanced. Can you recover damages for the emotional impact that an incident has had on you? Yes, you can. That’s part of what you call pain and suffering. Has this incident taken an emotional toil on you? Are you sad? Are you upset? Are you depressed because you can’t do the things that you used to do? You have damages that you can recover in Georgia in a personal injury case.
Will my case settle before going to trial?
When you have a personal injury case, especially here in Georgia, one of the things that you’re concerned about is what it’s worth, how long it’s going to last and whether you are going to have to go to trial. The odds of going to trial are probably anywhere from one to two percent. Don’t assume that your case is going to go to trial, or that you’re going to have to go in front of a judge or a jury. Don’t let anxiety about court potentially dissuade you from bringing a case or even calling CAM Law. If you have a personal injury case here in Georgia that you want to discuss, give us a call; we’ll be happy to talk to you about all aspects of the case, especially whether your case is going to end up at trial.
CAM Law’s goal is not only to obtain the best possible results for each client but to keep clients informed and engaged throughout the process. We strive to not only listen to our clients but to also explain and educate them as we maneuver their case from beginning to end.