In the event that you were hurt in an accident in Gainesville, Georgia, that wasn’t your fault, you might be entitled to recovery. You’re facing medical bills and lost wages. These are the costs that you can typically make an insurance company cover under Georgia law. But don’t let the insurance carrier boss you around or deny you the recovery you deserve. Schedule a consultation with a Gainesville personal injury lawyer to find out your options.
Personal Injury Law
John B. Jackson has been helping personal injury victims get complete recovery for more than two decades. The consultation with us is always FREE. Let us answer any questions you have about how we can help and talk about your situation. Call us now at 770-988-6155 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form to start.
How do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Claim?
Here’s the basis of a personal injury claim: somebody contributed to losses for the sufferer or was hurt. In Georgia if the party or the person who is at fault for the injury was being negligent they are responsible for all damages. Cases of negligence in an injury case can include: a phone distracting a driver from braking fast enough, causing an accident. A grocery store fails to put up wet floor signs after mopping, resulting in a slip and fall injury. A person hits a pedestrian crossing the road.
Negligence does not mean the responsible person was hoping to cause injury. In personal injury cases, the negligent person failed to exercise the care necessary to protect others. But the person that is injured has a right to seek monetary recovery for their injuries and obligations in the city of Gainesville. You have grounds for a personal injury insurance claim if you are in this circumstance. We suggest that you talk to a personal injury lawyer.
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Do You Take?
In The Law OFfice of John B. Jackson, we take on every kind of personal injury case. Our most frequent practice areas include:
- Car accidents
- Bus accidents
- Truck accident
- Rear-end collisions
- Bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Uninsured motorist accidents
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death cases
Our Gainesville car accident lawyers focus exclusively on personal injury cases, so we understand what it takes to build a claim against the person. The more powerful your case, the better chance of recovering what you need to cover the damages you have.
What If The Insurance Company Won't Pay The Full Value of My Car?
What if the Accident Was Partly My Fault?
When more than one party is to blame for an accident, is known as comparative negligence. Under comparative negligence, a jury or judge will assign a proportion of blame to every at-fault party. That percentage will determine how much you can get from the total compensation. For example; say you were in a car accident in which the other driver was determined to be 90% at fault and you 10% at fault. If your damages total $20,000, you would only receive $18,000 of that from another driver’s insurance. In the past, before negligence was utilized in Georgia, you wouldn’t have access if you were found to be partly at fault. Thankfully, comparative negligence allows you to regain a portion of your damages near Gainesville.
Before Blaming Yourself, Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney
Regardless of how the accident happens, is important to not blame yourself. Insurance companies are famous for trying to place blame on a victim. The at fault person may try to say you were partly responsible. We commonly see sufferers apologize or feel guilty even if they had no fault in their injuries and the accident. Before you apologize or acknowledge anything, speak with a Gainesville personal injury lawyer. They are able to look at your injury from the outside but with a trained legal eye and determine what happened. Many times, we see the victim bears no fault in the collision and they’re fully entitled to recover all their damages.
Will I Have to Go to Court for My Personal Injury Claim?
More than likely, no. However, it does happen. In most personal injury cases, your attorney will be able to either convince the insurance company of your compensation or negotiate a reasonable settlement. However, insurance companies refuse to come to a reasonable settlement. If the insurer won’t budge, your attorney may advise taking the situation to the local court. If you do decide to go to trial, your lawyer can represent you personally and keep fighting for your right to a settlement that is reasonable. Most cases never get that far.
Talk to a Gainesville Personal Injury Lawyer
We’re here to assist if you’ve been hurt by somebody else’s negligent action. For over 20 years, we’ve been assisting accident victims recover their compensation. At The Law Office of John B. Jackson, our goal is to get you financial recovery so you can cover your costs from the accident. To get a complimentary consultation today, call us in 770.988.6155, or fill out this Free Case Evaluation form to get started.