ATLANTA, GA, November 15, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When you or a loved one sustains an injury due to someone else's negligence, you have a right to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Even in instances where the negligence was unintentional, if your injury was the result of another person's dangerous behavior or inadequate attention, you deserve compensation for all of your damages.
Common Causes of Personal Injury
Personal injury can result from nearly any type of accident. Most commonly, personal injury lawsuits are filed in accidents such as:
Depending on the specifics of your injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the following damages in a personal injury case:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
A highly skilled and experienced attorney can evaluate your case in order to determine the true extent of your damages.
You Need a Good Lawyer
No matter the cause of your injury, insurance companies for the responsible party will try to minimize the compensation you are awarded. In order to make sure your rights are protected and you receive the full compensation you are due, you will need to work with a good personal injury attorney who knows the state laws that govern your claim. A good attorney will know all the tactics used by the insurance companies to unfairly reduce or deny your claim, and he will be able to battle the insurance companies so that you can maximize your compensation.
It is important to act quickly. The sooner your personal injury lawyer can start investigating your accident and building your case, the better. Over time, witnesses may forget the events as they happened, and evidence can be inadvertently "lost." In order to prevent this from happening, you will want to give your lawyer an opportunity to gather evidence while it is still fresh.
In addition, there are often important filing deadlines which must be met to ensure that you do not jeopardize your ability to recover compensation. A good lawyer will know what these deadlines are and make sure your case is filed before they pass.