Personal Injury Lawyer
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Dealing with an injury is never easy, especially if it leads to hospitalization, medical bills, and missed wages. If you or your loved one has suffered harm and losses because of another person’s negligence, is ready to help you pursue justice
No Recovery, No Fees – You Don’t Pay Unless We Win
When you bring your case to our firm, you can trust that our team will do everything in our power to win your case. This is because we work off of contingency fees, meaning that you only owe us if we successfully recover a settlement on your behalf. We believe that every victim of negligence should be able to retain affordable representation, without sacrificing quality and competence
Need a Personal Injury Attorney
After an injury, facing an insurance company alone can be difficult and frustrating. These companies are in the business of profit, meaning they will do whatever they can to avoid or minimize payments to policyholders. Too often, people who are injured do not get the full and fair settlement that they deserve, because they did not hire a competent and aggressive lawyer. Our attorneys can be your advocate in negotiations with insurance companies, and we can fight to protect your best interests.
What Is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations?
The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to compensation. See O.C.G.A. Section 9-3-33. However, there are exceptions that can shorten or extend the two-year time limit.
Situations that Can Shorten the Statute of Limitations
Situations that will shorten the two-year personal injury statute of limitations include filing a personal injury claim against or its employees. In this situation, the claim falls under Tort Claims Act (‘GTCA”). The GTCA requires that notice sometimes referred to as ante litem notification, be given within one year from the date of the incident instead of two. The notice must meet the requirements as outlined in the GTCA and if it does not the claim may be barred forever. See O.C.G.A. Section 50-21-26
FREE CHECKLIST FOR CHOOSING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
When you are dealing with an injury, physical pain is, unfortunately, often just the start. Adding to the strain is emotional, psychological, and financial stress — as bills mount, as you miss work, as you struggle to make ends meet for you and your family, an injury becomes an all-consuming part of your life. Fighting at-fault parties and insurance companies is one burden too many.
It needn’t be this way, not when you have a partner who can help you navigate this difficult terrain and build a compelling case for the compensation you are owed. Choosing a personal injury lawyer with deep experience and legal insight is, perhaps, the most effective way to relieve the pressing weight you’ve been carrying on your shoulders
The team at the LaBovick Law Group has developed a comprehensive checklist to help you select a qualified personal injury attorney at law. With the right ally on your side, you position yourself to receive just, fair compensation. You find a guide who can lead you through your current stressful situation and towards a better outcome. Fill out the form now to download your free checklist for choosing a personal injury lawyer.
THREE TIPS IN CHOOSING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
So many choices, so little time. Choosing a personal injury lawyer who can meet your specific expectations can be a challenge. After being injured in an accident you should hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you as quickly as possible. At least that is my opinion after representing thousands of clients on their car accident and injury cases over my 20 years in practice. The problem is that you have to sort through all of the noise in order to find the right attorney for you. You are bombarded by advertisements on TV, the radio, and billboards all day long. Your friends and family all want to refer you to “their” lawyer. So what should you do? Below are three tips that I hope are helpful in picking the right personal injury lawyer for you.
Small law firm versus a larger personal injury law firm – choose what is right for you
In my experience, most attorneys will take on your personal injury case even if they normally do not handle many of them and, unfortunately, they will not tell you that they only handle a few case each month or each year. I think that this is an extremely important factor to consider and evaluate. When I think of small law firms I am really talking about law firms with one to three lawyers. I consider larger personal injury law firms to be those that employ more than ten attorneys.
Litigation firms versus non-litigation firms
Many personal injury law firms, in particular smaller firms, tend to not litigate many cases. This can be directly related to a lack of manpower, a lack of finances, or a lack of experience. A very successful lawyer once told me that lawyers don’t try cases because they are either scared (lack of experience) or lazy, and I think there is a lot of truth to that. Although the vast majority of personal injury cases are resolved without a lawsuit, you are much better served if your law firm not only has the skill set needed to litigate your case but also has the reputation of being a firm that is willing to sue. In my opinion, it is hard to gain this reputation if you are a small firm that only files a couple of lawsuits per year.
Location of your lawyer
Although we only has offices, we actually represent clients who have been injured in accidents around the United States as well. So how is this possible? It generally happens in one of three ways. First, we are hired by clients who live in Arizona, but were involved in a car accident in another state. Second, we represent clients who live in another state but were injured in a car accident while in Arizona. Third, we represent clients who were injured in a car accident, typically on a products liability claim, but there are some circumstances where we are able to make a claim against an insurance company. The above are all examples of different circumstances where the lawyer that you choose may be down the street, but could also be across the country. It is simply up to you to choose what works best for you, but with today’s technology location should not be an obstacle to representing a client well.
HOW TO CHOOSE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
WILL AN ATTORNEY TAKE YOUR CASE?
First, for many Plaintiff’s attorneys (note: a plaintiff is the person who initiates the lawsuit), the first thing they’ll do is consider, “How likely is the personal injury case profitable?”
For a case to be profitable, there must be a Defendant or party who can pay a judgment or settlement. If there are no such deep pockets, there is often no case. In fact, there is a term called “judgment proof” for someone who cannot afford to pay a judgment. That is simply because a person without cash or other assets most likely will not be sued.
A contingency model simply means that the attorney’s fee will be calculated from a percentage of the client’s recovery.
TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
There are many types of personal injury lawsuits. Such lawsuits range from boating accidents, to refinery explosions, to slip and fall accidents, to commercial vehicle (18-wheeler) wrecks, to run-of-the-mill car crashes.
BOATING ACCIDENTS – JONES ACT
For example, an offshore boating accident case can be brought under the “Jones Act”. The Jones Act is a federal maritime law that gives specific rights to injured seamen, crewmen and other maritime workers. Such workers have a right to make a claim for lost wages and health benefits. They can also file a claim or lawsuit against a negligent employer or third party, and/or file a seaworthiness claim if improper vessel maintenance caused the accidental injury. The Jones Act also includes a provision that gives you the right to visit a doctor of your choosing and receive a second opinion.
Accident Injury Lawyer
If you are hurt in an accident, you need to speak with the best accident injury lawyer. The insurance company of the person who hurt you is not on your side. Do not listen to the advice of the insurance adjuster. Instead, contact our qualified and experienced personal injury legal team. You will be happy that you did.
Why Choose Inland Empire Accident Injury Lawyer
Choosing an accident injury law firm with a reputation of success is important. Napolin has a track record of success. However, many firms boast that that their years in practice and past trial wins make them your best attorney choice. Nothing could be further from the truth.
How Do I File An Auto Injury Claim?
Be sure to get the other driver’s insurance information. If they do not have insurance, you should set up a claim with your own insurance company. Call the insurance carrier of the other driver. Explain that an accident happened and you need to set up a new claim. If you are hurt, it is best to contact an auto accident lawyer like Napolin.