Why Personal Injury Cases Are Not Always Accepted By Atlanta’s Attorneys
If you are injured in an accident that’s caused by another party’s negligent or reckless behavior, you may consider filing a personal injury claim to collect compensation for your damages. Yet, finding an attorney to represent your case may be difficult to do depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Here’s what you should know to avoid being turned away by a personal injury attorney:
To file a personal injury claim against another person or party, your injuries must be documented by a licensed physician. For those who are involved in an accident but choose not to seek medical treatment right away, the ability to prove a direct correlation between the accident and the damage is very difficult.
The opposing side’s insurance company will be able to argue that your claim is not valid and that your injuries derive from other sources not related to their client. Without appropriate documentation and proof, most personal injury attorneys will not provide representation.
The Statute of Limitations Has Expired
The State of Georgia allows accident victims to file a personal injury claim within two years of the incident. If you wait too long and try to file a claim beyond two years, there is very little an attorney can do for you, which is why they may not accept your case. Regardless of how much evidence you have on file, a judge will not be able to grant you compensation nor will the other party’s insurance provider offer a settlement package.
No Fault Accident
Getting hurt in an accident does not automatically imply that the other party has to provide compensation for your damages. There needs to be clear proof that the other person or party is directly responsible for your pain and suffering. If you do not immediately report the accident to the police, complete an injury report if you are hurt on someone’s property, or you fail to notify your employer of a work-related injury, it is very difficult to file a successful claim.
Your attorney needs appropriate documentation to present to a judge to obtain compensation for your damages. If there is nothing for them to offer or present, the odds of achieving a positive outcome are slim to zero.
How To Respond After An Accident
If you are involved in an accident that causes you physical and emotional harm, make sure you respond by immediately contacting the police and seek medical treatment as soon as possible. You can obtain official reports from both sources that allow a personal injury attorney to create a compelling argument for why you deserve compensation.
Contact the Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at FAST HELP to learn more about your options and how you should respond. We offer free consultations and never request payment for services unless we win your case. Dial (404) 592-0318 immediately after an accident.