Important Personal-Injury Lawsuit Factors
When you sustain serious injuries in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, it may be difficult to know where to turn. If the injuries are serious enough to warrant medical treatment and time off work, then it is possible that the accident will compromise your wellbeing, personal opportunities and finances.
If you sustain injuries in an accident that was not your fault, there is a possibility that you can claim expenses back from the at-fault individual, but there are a few factors that you need to keep in mind. An Atlanta personal-injury attorney may be able to assist by clarifying key issues and advising you on how to proceed.
At Monge & Associates, we have extensive personal-injury law experience, and we help people who have suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence. Scott Monge has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia for more than 20 years, and he will use his knowledge of the law to assist in your case.
We offer free initial consultations, and if you don’t win, you don’t pay us. Call Monge & Associates today at (800) 860-8021 to schedule an appointment.
Here are three factors to keep in mind if you are considering filing a personal-injury lawsuit:
Most successful personal-injury claims stem from some form of negligence, according to GeorgiaLegalAid.org. This means the law may require you to prove this negligence. In order to prove this, you will need to show the court how the individual did not fulfill a specific duty to you, and how that resulted in the specific accident that caused your injuries.
It is easier to prove negligence in some cases than in others, and it is often useful to seek assistance from a legal professional who has handled similar cases.
File a Complaint
In order to file a personal-injury lawsuit against an individual or company, the law requires you to file a complaint in the state where you sustained the injury. Under certain circumstances, you may also be able to file the complaint in a different state, if that state has some form of connection with the defendant.
According to Georgia Courts, the complaint will initiate the court case, and a state official will deliver it as a summons to the defendant. He or she must respond to the complaint in writing, and the court will set a date for the case to commence.
As an injured victim, you can claim damages for more than just your direct injuries. You may be able to claim for some or all of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When it gets to this stage, an experienced Atlanta personal-injury lawyer can analyze the extent of your injuries and advise you on which damages to pursue.
Scott Monge of Monge & Associates is a respected personal-injury lawyer and has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia for more than two decades. Call us today at (800) 860-8021 to schedule an appointment — Because You Want to Win.