Should I File a Lawsuit?
Injuries can be devastating. They can put you out of work, cause you to fall behind on your bills, and can be a source of stress for you and your family. A lawsuit may get you monetary compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Legal action could be your chance to be made whole again after someone else’s carelessness. You should not be left to suffer because someone else failed to adhere to a normal standard of care and as a result, exposed you or a loved one to the risk of injury, illness, or death.
Many people become overwhelmed immediately following a debilitating injury or death of a loved one. The first step in the process is to grieve and start to heal. The lawyers at Morgan & Morgan’s Savannah office are known for their professionalism and caring touch when dealing with the loss of a loved one.
They understand that while monetary compensation will never be able to bring your loved ones back or fully heal your injuries, it can relieve many of the financial burdens and the stresses of being the victim of an accident. You could be compensated for:
- Ongoing medical treatments
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Home modification
- Physical therapy
Monetary compensation can bring stability to you and your family during a stressful and turbulent time. It’s important to understand that each case is different and results do vary. On occasion, courts may find that you are also entitled to punitive damages for your loss. Punitive damages are monetary awards that can best be thought of as a punishment meant to deter others from behaving in the same way as the guilty party.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Every case is different and only a qualified licensed attorney can help you determine whether or not your case has merit. If you have been the victim of an accident, your first step should be to seek medical attention. The second step should be to consult an attorney. The quicker you contact an attorney, the easier it is for them to represent you. They can coordinate with your doctor or the hospital, speak to witnesses, the police, and opposing parties.
Most personal injury claims in Georgia are based on the theory of negligence.
A qualified attorney can help you understand if the other party was negligent. For example:
If a local shop fails to clean up a spill, although they had been informed it was there and the staff had enough time to clean the spill but did not.
In medical cases, there may be negligence when a doctor fails to order a specific test and misses a diagnosis when a reasonable doctors in a similar situation would have performed that test.
What Does It Cost to Bring a Lawsuit?
All of our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay anything unless the attorney gets a favorable outcome.
Your attorney will go over everything with you in writing so you understand how it all works before he or she starts to work on your case. Contact us today by filling out a free case evaluation to learn more.