4 Surprising Facts About Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury law can get confusing. It gets even more complicated when you’ve suffered a personal injury that impacts both your body and your mind. The good news is that Wheeler and Watson Law is here to help. At Wheeler and Watson, we have years of experience with personal injury cases, so we know the ins and outs of the surrounding laws. Some of those laws are surprising. In fact, we’ve listed four things that you may not know about personal injury cases.
They Cover Lots of Categories
When people think of injury cases, most probably imagine a few very specific scenarios: namely, falls and car crashes. However, “personal injury” is actually a broad category that covers all kinds of scenarios. These can include traumatic brain injuries, medical malpractice, negligent security, and more. So, does your injury qualify as a personal injury case? Possibly. Get in touch with an attorney to find out. Your consultation meeting shouldn’t cost you anything.
Car Accidents are the Most Common
All of that said, car accidents are the biggest source of injury that law firms deal with in the US. As a matter of fact, the US has about 6 million car accidents per year. Those accidents can cause all kinds of injuries that range from inconvenient to life-altering. They can also result in huge medical bills. Many people seek an attorney’s help after these injuries to make sure that they get adequate compensation.
They Have a Time Limit
Did you know that there’s a statute of limitations on this type of case? In Georgia, it’s two years from the date of the injury. It’s hard to keep track of time when you’ve been injured. Between doctor’s office visits, figuring out your work situation, and trying to return to life as usual, you might not realize how much time has passed. If you’ve been injured, try to keep track of dates as much as you possibly can, and talk to an attorney fairly quickly.
Comparative Fault Laws Can Make a Difference
Georgia has what’s called a comparative fault law, which can complicate personal injury cases. This means that if the defendant in your case can prove that you were somewhat at fault, you may be responsible for some of the damages. These damages will come out of the money that you receive. Make sure that your attorney understands how comparative fault works.
Do you need advice from an attorney who understands injury cases? Then you need to contact Wheeler and Watson. Our team knows the ins and outs of personal injury cases in Georgia. Ready to learn more? Schedule your free consultation today.