What Damages Can You Seek in a Personal Injury Claim?
At Adamson & Cleveland, LLC, our goal is to pursue compensation that will help you to cope with the tough challenges brought on by your accident and injuries. When you work with us, we can seek damages on your behalf that may include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress.
Our attorneys will identify all forms of available compensation, which may include workers’ compensation if your accident and injury occurred on the job. If your loved one died because of someone else’s wrongful conduct, we can pursue damages that are meant to compensate family members for their own losses. Those damages can include the costs of laying your loved one to rest and the loss of your loved one’s services and support.
What Should You Do If You Suffer a Personal Injury in Athens?
After an accident, it’s natural to be confused and concerned about your future. To protect yourself and any future personal injury claim that you pursue, you should take the following steps:
- Seek medical attention – You should see a doctor as soon as you can after an accident in order to get checked for injuries and started on your treatment. If you fail to do so, an insurance company may try to use it against you.
- Collect evidence – While still at the scene of your accident, you should collect any evidence you can. For instance, you should get the names and contact information of witnesses and try to take pictures of the car accident, the dangerous property condition that caused your fall or the dog that attacked you. Additionally, keep all of your bills, receipts and invoices.
- Get a copy of the incident report – This may be an animal control report or a store incident report. If your accident was a motor vehicle crash, you should request a copy of the report from the Athens Police Department, Clarke County Sheriff’s Office or Georgia State Patrol. We can help if you have any difficulties with getting a copy of the report.
- Notify your insurance company – Depending on your type of accident, you may need to notify your own insurance company within a certain number of days or weeks after your accident. For instance, most auto insurance policies have a notice requirement. If you fail to comply with your policy, you could lose the right to file a claim with the insurer.
- Don’t talk to the other party’s insurance company – An insurance company may try to prove fault by taking your words out of context. Instead of talking with the insurance company, simply direct them to your lawyer at Adamson & Cleveland, LLC.
- Stay off of social media – What you post on social media can ruin your case. You should never discuss your case on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. In fact, you should consider staying away from social media altogether while your case is pending.
Get Help Today from an Experienced Athens Personal Injury Attorney
If you suffered injury due to someone else’s negligence in Athens, GA, you should not try to handle your case on your own. Instead, get in touch with our experienced and compassionate legal team at Adamson & Cleveland, LLC. We can provide a free case review and help you to understand all of your rights and options. Call or reach us online today for a free consultation.