Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
The question is asked frequently. While it may seem that determining how much an injured party should recover following an accident is simply a matter of doing the math, things invariably get more complicated than that.
Current medical costs may be straightforward, but it is more difficult to accurately determine the cost of future medical needs such as physical therapy or other rehabilitative services. In addition, Georgia personal injury laws allow an injured party to recover compensation for pain and suffering. But what exactly does that mean and how is a proper value determined?
Determining The Full Value Of Your Case
At Steven L. Morgan, P.C., in Brunswick, I have more than 20 years of experience. I understand how to investigate and properly value injury cases. Equally important are my skills in presenting my clients’ cases, whether that is during negotiation with an insurance representative or to a judge and jury in court.
A number of factors will determine how much an injured party recovers in a personal injury lawsuit. These include:
- Whether the plaintiff is believable and a good witness
- Whether complete medical records support the plaintiff’s claims
- Whether the plaintiff’s injuries can be linked to the accident and not connected to pre-existing conditions
- Whether an estimate of future expenses is based on solid facts
Understanding Georgia’s Comparative Fault Law
Often in these cases, the at-fault party will claim the injured party actually played a role in causing the accident. Georgia’s modified comparative fault law reduces or eliminates the amount of damages you can recover if you are found to be even partially at fault for the accident. Here again, it is smart to have a knowledgeable injury attorney in your corner who will protect your interests and stand up to efforts by the insurance company to reduce the amount they pay out.
Ready To Fight For Full Compensation
In most cases, the injury lawyer you work with will affect the amount you recover. I welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and recommend an effective course of action. Call 912-289-0640 or use my online contact form to schedule a free consultation.