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Personal Injury

Personal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta

Why file a personal injury lawsuit?

If you have suffered an injury that some else caused, you may have been left with a large medical bill, loss of wages and other expenses that should not be your responsibility at all. An injury could range from minor to life-threatening and can have long term financial, emotional, mental and social effects for which you deserve to be compensated.

How Much is Your Injury lawsuit Worth?

Naturally, you would be curious to understand the value of your case and the amount you can likely ask the court to award you. The value of your lawsuit will depend on several factors, in addition to the severity of the injury and insurance coverage. Some of those factors are:

·         Loss of wages;

·         Cost of all the medical bills related to the injury;

·         Cost of future bills related to the injury;

·         Loss of capacity to earn;

·         Permanent disfigurement and/or scarring;

·         Suffering and pain

Typically, your attorney will be able to assess your case on the basis of each of the above-mentioned parameters and let you know what you can expect as the outcome.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Below are some of the most common personal injury lawsuits types that we can help you with:

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Automotive accidents, including trucks, motorcycles, cars, and are among the most common types. Typically, these personal injury claims come from the negligence of another vehicle driver. Independent of what was the cause and who was at fault, such accidents tend to have repercussions that last a lifetime. Sometimes even the crashes that seem mild at the time might end up requiring medical care in the long term.

Slip & Fall Accidents/Premises Liability: People don’t usually slip and fall at someone’s premises. Often such situations stem from oversight. It is possible that someone spilt something, and it wasn’t cleaned up, or the floor was left too wet after mopping with no signs warning anyone. This type of fall can cause severe injuries like broken hips, ankles, wrists etc. and may require some rehabilitation as well. This could lead to high medical expenses.

Wrongful Death: They are unnecessary tragedies. The family members of the person who passed away can file a personal injury lawsuit seeking costs for the funeral arrangement, the sudden and lasting loss of household income, compensation for pain and suffering, and, where applicable, loss of companionship. While it is painful and uncomfortable to think about lawsuits when you have just suffered from the loss of a loved one, it is essential to pursue legal action as soon as possible.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries Such injuries can be extremely debilitating and terrifying. These can result from vehicle accidents or other personal injury accidents. Damage to the brain or spinal cord has the potential to cause permanent physical and/or mental deterioration, which might be in the form of paralysis, cognitive impairment, among other host conditions.

Burn/Fire Injuries One of the most life-threatening and scarring injuries can be burn injuries. Sometimes burn injuries can truly destroy the life of the burn victim. Such injuries can happen due to an unsafe work environment or if the apartment has not been maintained properly by the landlord.

Medical costs relating to burn injuries can be extremely high, not to mention the work-time you will miss because of the time required to heal.

What can a personal injury lawyer do?

When you reach out to a personal injury lawyer, they will typically undertake the following steps to assess your case and help you build your lawsuit:

  • Understand the seriousness of your injuries and figure out how long will they take to heal or if they will never heal completely;
  • Investigate the negligent circumstances that were involved.
  • Examine the scene where the accident took place;
  • Question the witnesses;
  • Look into accident-related documentation such as doctor’s reports, forensic reports, police reports etc.;
  • Work with crime scene reconstruction experts to understand how the incident occurred.
  • Look at any other aspects that are relevant
Your Role in a Lawsuit

If you have decided to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, you may want to consider doing the following:

  • You should not take any blame or fault for your injuries;
  • Do not discontinue your treatment from a doctor;
  • Journal or document any ups and downs that you face in your routine life due to your injury; and
  • Share all the details and documents with your personal injury lawyer that will help them build a strong case for you.

Steps involved in a personal injury lawsuit

Once you have sought the required medical assistance and have begun considering a personal injury lawsuit, there are steps that you After you consult a medical professional and start considering a personal injury lawsuit; you should take the following steps:

  • Contact a Lawyer: You should reach out to a lawyer who has years of experience dealing with personal injury matters because someone with extensive experience will be able to approach the matter tact and strategy, giving you the best chance at a positive outcome.
  • Building Your Case: Following the initial discussion and once you sign the retainer agreement, your lawyer and the legal team will start going through every detail of your case and start collecting evidence to support your claim.
  • Settlement Negotiations: The next step will be to send what is called a “demand letter” to your insurance company or opposite party, making your case for damages. Many a time, at this juncture, your lawyer can get you a fair personal injury settlement that will help with your expenses, costs and other financial requirements.
  • Filing Your Lawsuit: Should the settlement negotiations fail on account of the opposite party or the insurance company rejecting your claim or offering a settlement amount that is not reasonable, then your legal move forward to file a lawsuit to get you fair compensation.
  • Discovery: This is the stage where lawyers of both parties share documents, and your lawyer will go through each record to find anything that can help your case. 
  • Trial: If the case can’t be settled, it goes before a judge and jury. Both parties argue their case and examine the witnesses following which the court will give its decision.


Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta?

If you have sustained a personal injury in Georgia and are looking for a personal injury lawyer, Atlanta, I am here to help. I am Thomas C Nagel. I am a seasoned advocate with trial experience and a passion for fighting for the injured. Our team thoroughly investigates every issue and identifies all liable parties to pursue full compensation for your injury aggressively.  If you need help, please reach out for a free consultation. I will fight to achieve the best possible outcome for you.  Please check out my client reviews and testimonials here. 


Client Reviews
"Dear Tom, I just wanted to thank you again for everything. You saved my life. I’m so glad I picked you. What were the odds? I don’t know how you pulled it off. If I run across anybody that needs legal advice I will definitely recommend you. My life is back to normal thanks to you. I know it could’ve been much worse. Thanks Again!" E.G.