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A serious injury can leave you with thousands of dollars in medical debt, lost wages, physical pain and emotional distress. At Dan Chapman & Associates, LLC, we can help you hold a wrongdoer accountable for a preventable accident in College Park. Our lawyers focus on the person behind the personal injury claim. We believe that you can’t separate the law side of a case from a client’s personal life – you must take both into account for effective representation. We care about our clients and will do whatever it takes to help you recover during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Why Choose Our College Park Personal Injury Attorneys?
- Our law firm offers free, no-obligation consultations. You will have the Dan Chapman Guarantee – no legal fees or expenses unless you win.
- Our law firm only does personal injury law; this is our specialty. This gives us in-depth knowledge and experience in this practice area to strengthen your case.
- We are top-rated attorneys in Georgia who have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. Our lawyers use personalized legal strategies to achieve optimal results for each case.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case in College Park?
If you were injured in an accident that could have been prevented with an ordinary amount of care, you may have grounds to file a personal injury case against the at-fault party in Georgia. Georgia law allows accident victims to hold one or more defendants liable (financially responsible) for their injuries, depending on the circumstances. If someone was negligent, or failed to exercise reasonable care, this person may be responsible for paying for a related accident.
There are four main elements required to prove negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
There must be evidence that the defendant had a responsibility or legal obligation to keep you reasonably free from harm but did something (or failed to do something) that fell outside of this duty of care, and that this is what caused your injury. You or your attorney must prove these elements based on a preponderance of the evidence. This means that your version of the story is more likely to be true than untrue.
How Much Is the Average Personal Injury Settlement?
If you or your lawyer are successful in proving a personal injury case in Georgia, you could receive financial compensation from an insurance company to reimburse you for many different related losses. You can demand compensation for both economic and noneconomic damages caused by a negligent party. Your settlement or judgment award could cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost capacity to earn in the future
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional injuries
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Attorney’s fees
- Punitive or exemplary damages
Currently, there is only a cap on punitive damages in Georgia (no more than $250,000). The value of your case will depend on factors that are unique to you, such as the gravity of your injuries and your prognosis for recovery. Our lawyers can help you understand your case value and negotiate for fair financial compensation from an insurance company.
What Is the Deadline for Filing a Personal Injury Case in Georgia?
One of the most important laws to know if you wish to file a personal injury claim in Georgia is the statute of limitations. This state law places a strict deadline on all personal injury claims. The deadline is two years from the date of the accident or injury discovery. In general, if you fail to take legal action within two years, the courts will refuse to hear your personal injury case – barring you from making a financial recovery. Always contact an attorney as soon as possible after an accident for advice.
Call Dan Chapman & Associates, LLC, for a Free Case Consultation
If you’ve been injured in an accident or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury, please contact us to request your free consultation at Dan Chapman & Associates, LLC. Our lawyers have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of justice. We can help you with even the most complicated type of personal injury case in College Park, Georgia. Call (678) 504-8564 to speak to one of our compassionate personal injury lawyers today.