How Our Atlanta Supermarket & Grocery Accident Lawyer Can Help You Win
Nobody asks you to wear a helmet before walking into a supermarket. Why? Because shopping is supposed to be a safe and simple errand.
So if you were injured while shopping, you’re suffering and paying for the store’s negligence.
Whether you slipped, got injured by broken glass or unattended equipment, one moment of negligence may cost you a lot. It can cost you weeks or months of painful recovery and outrageous medical expenses.
If you were injured in a supermarket in Atlanta due to the negligence of an employee or the business itself, our expert team of Atlanta supermarket accident lawyers at Monge & Associates can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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What is an Atlanta Supermarket Accident Lawyer?
A supermarket accident lawyer falls under the broader heading of a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers help you receive compensation if you’re involved in an accident for which you’re not at fault. So they can handle anything from car accident and wrongful death cases to medical malpractice suits.
Supermarket accidents like slipping and falling are more common than you may think. In fact, 25% of all injury claims we handle at Monge & Associates are related to falls and slips. We have a track record of managing and winning supermarket accident cases exactly like yours.
Our attorneys will help you build a solid personal injury lawsuit if you got injured in an Atlanta grocery store.
Why Should You Hire an Atlanta Supermarket Accident Lawyer?
If you or your loved ones are recovering from a painful injury, the last thing you want to do is to be drowning in endless paperwork.
Unfortunately, the legal system can be complicated and confusing, especially since most people have little to no experience with the law.
With our expert Monge & Associates attorney by your side, every step of the legal process will be hassle-free. One of the primary services that our team of attorneys offers is a legal review of your accident.
Once you’ve shared the details of your accident, one of our attorneys will look into all the legal aspects and assess the damages involved. Leave it to us to review the complicated legal language and simplify things for you.
Usually, an accident attorney’s services will also extend to insurance claims, which can be as challenging as the law. Don’t worry! Your Monge & Associates attorney will handle communication with the insurance agency, protect your interests on the claim, and help you figure out what kind of compensation you may be entitled to.
It’s easy to see some types of damages after an accident, such as any injuries you may have sustained or any property damage that may have occurred. However, a supermarket accident lawyer can help determine if you’re entitled to other damages.
For example, if your injuries forced you to take time off work to recover, you may be able to get compensation for the wages you lost. You may also be able to be compensated for the pain and suffering you experienced after the accident.
How to Find an Atlanta Supermarket Accident Lawyer
Monge & Associates’ team of winning personal injury lawyers have extensive experience with all types of personal injury lawsuits, including supermarket accident cases.
Our client satisfaction guarantee ensures you’re not paying for our promises but for the value we bring. Plus, we guarantee to get you a bigger settlement offer than you had before hiring us, or you don’t owe us a penny.
So call us for a FREE consultation today to get an honest assessment of what your case is worth. Your lawyer will handle all the stress of gathering evidence, filing insurance paperwork, and initiating legal proceedings. You focus on your health while we get you the settlement you deserve.
What should I do if I am in a supermarket accident in Atlanta?
- If you are injured, you should immediately seek medical treatment. Document the treatment you receive and save any medical bills, as these can be helpful in your case.
- Also, document as much as possible about what caused your accident and what happened. Pictures and videos can be crucial in this step.
- Finally, if you believe you have a case, contact Monge & Associates to begin filing a lawsuit. The most important thing for your case will be the documentation you have.
The clearer your documentation, the better your settlement will be.
The goal is to prove that the supermarket was liable for your accident. To do so, a lawyer will want to know all the details about it. Any pictures, paperwork, medical bills, and even video footage (like from a security camera in the store) you can provide will help establish liability and see how much compensation you may be entitled to.
How do I know if I have a case?
You likely have a strong case if the accident was not your fault and the store did not warn you of the danger. If the store did warn you, like putting out a wet floor sign, or the threat was obvious, like a ladder in plain sight that you walked into, you may not have a case.
If you need more clarification, contact Monge & Associates. We will tell you if you have a strong claim and how much your case is worth. Call today for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia is two years. It means that a prosecutor has two years from the accident date to file the suit. You will likely want to file sooner than that, as we’re sure you want to receive compensation as quickly as possible.
However, if you were in an accident in the last two years and you are just now deciding that you would like to file a lawsuit, you still can! Contact Monge & Associates today to begin the process.
How much does it cost to hire an Atlanta supermarket accident lawyer?
The lawyers at Monge & Associates get paid a contingency fee, which is a portion of the payout you receive upon winning your settlement. If we don’t win your case, we don’t get paid. So no money will come out of your pocket!
What if I can’t afford an attorney?
After paying to fix the damages resulting from an accident, it’s natural to worry about money. However, Monge & Associates attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means they get paid a portion of the settlement you receive. So if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything.
Will my case go to trial?
Not necessarily! In many instances, you can settle your case outside of a trial. Your Monge & Associates attorney will contact the other party and their lawyer and help you negotiate a settlement.
It’s also possible that your case may have a motion filed, which can dismiss all or parts of the case. Your attorney will be able to explain in more detail what will happen when you file a motion
What kind of compensation can I receive?
The goal of any suit is to get you compensation for all damages from the accident. Most people think it’s only limited to their medical bills or damaged property. However, a lawyer can help you determine if there are other damages you may receive.
For example, if your injuries forced you to take time off work to recover, you may be able to get compensation for the wages you lost. There is also a formula that attorneys can use to calculate pain and suffering damages.
No amount of money will make up for the suffering you experienced, but it is at least some form of compensation. This formula usually involves multiplying damages by a number between one and five, depending on the severity of your injuries.
Your Monge & Associates attorney can help you figure out what compensation you are entitled to, as well as how much you may be able to receive.
How long will the legal process take?
The length of the process varies from case to case. In general, the less money at stake and the more issues you can resolve before the trial, the quicker things will move along. The steps for a civil lawsuit are usually as follows, although they can vary.
- You file a complaint, a legal document declaring the claims that the plaintiff (the one doing the suing) has against the defendant (the one being sued). The complaint is usually accompanied by a summons, an order to appear before a judge.
- The civil action begins in one of two ways, depending on where it was filed. In some states and in a federal court, filing the complaint and summons will commence the action. In other states, the paperwork must be served. Georgia is one of the states where papers must be served.
- The defendant has a certain amount of time to answer the complaint, usually a couple of weeks. This answer lays out any portions of the complaint that the defendant admits to, what defenses they have, and if they have claims against the plaintiff or other parties. They will be told how long they have to respond when they are given the complaint and summons.
- The court can enter a default judgment if the defendant doesn’t answer. If they do respond and they have a counterclaim against the plaintiff or name a third party, the plaintiff and/or the third party also have a certain amount of time to answer. This is usually the same time as the defendant initially had to answer.
- The parties involved in the suit exchange relevant documents and information in a process called discovery. This process can take three forms: written questions, which must be answered under oath, document production, or depositions, which are sworn statements taken in front of a court reporter or other court officer. A deposition statement must be formally transcribed. Everything collected during discovery can be used in the case.
- It’s possible that a settlement may be reached between the parties. Usually, the court is either involved informally or not involved at all. There are a few options, such as negotiation and mediation, where a neutral third party helps the plaintiff and defendant come to an agreement.
- One or both parties may try to get rid of the case or portions of it by filing motions. These motions usually intend to show that the issues are not in dispute for one reason or another.
- If no agreement is reached, either by settling or filing motions, the case will go to trial.
These steps take some time, and how long they take can vary depending on who is involved. Your Monge & Associates attorney can help guide you through the process and ensure you understand the steps and the timeline.
Being involved in any kind of accident is upsetting, especially when it’s someone else’s fault that you got hurt. If this happened to you, you may be seeking justice. Our team at Monge & Associates would be more than happy to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation about your supermarket accident case today!