Injuries can happen at home, at work, and everywhere in between. They can take you away from your family, your job, the activities you love, and the day-to-day tasks that make your life what it is. Additionally, injuries can leave you with financial worries due to high medical expenses and missed work. If another party caused your injuries, either through negligence or intentional action, you deserve justice in the form of compensation for your losses.

Since 1977, Kaufman Law has represented injury victims in Riverdale, Georgia, and the surrounding communities, providing the legal assistance our clients need to move forward following a devastating accident. If you’ve suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we will help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (608) 709-5000 to learn more in a free consultation about how our legal representation can benefit your case.

Types of Cases Our Riverdale, Georgia, Personal Injury Attorneys Handle

Kaufman Law handles many types of serious injury cases for our Georgia clients, including cases involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Medical malpractice
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Wrongful death

When you need a personal injury attorney, it’s important to look for one who offers free consultations so you can determine whether they’re a good fit for your case in terms of their experience, legal resources, and personality. You need to trust that the legal advice you receive comes from a place of knowledge and experience handling injury cases like yours.

With a track record of success and millions of dollars in recovered compensation for our clients, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Kaufman Law are prepared to fight on your behalf — and you’ll pay no fees until you win.

The Process of Pursuing Compensation for Your Injuries

The type of legal action your Riverdale, Georgia, legal team takes on your behalf will depend on how your injury happened. Car accidents are among the most common events leading to serious injury cases, and your process will begin with filing a claim against the at-fault driver. If their insurance company refuses a fair settlement offer, your attorney may file a lawsuit and take your case to court. Most injury cases don’t go this far — the vast majority settle out of court.

Other types of injury accidents are handled somewhat differently. In these cases, your lawyer will file an accident claim or personal injury lawsuit, depending on the type of accident, whether the at-fault party has any insurance coverage that may apply in your case, and other factors.

Workplace injury claims are handled differently, through Georgia’s workers’ comp system. Your personal injury lawyer will prepare and file your claim and pursue the benefits you’re entitled to. They’ll likely engage in negotiations with your employer’s insurance and legal teams along the way. You cannot file a separate injury claim against your employer in Georgia when you file a workers’ comp claim, but if a third party caused your workplace injury, your lawyer can pursue action against that party.

How Much Compensation Can You Recover?

The compensation available in a personal injury claim can vary drastically, depending on factors such as the circumstances of the accident, the nature and severity of your injuries, and your prospects of making a full physical recovery. Catastrophic injuries with permanent consequences tend to result in higher compensation than less severe injuries that require less intensive treatment and are likely to affect you only temporarily.

Your Riverdale, Georgia, personal injury lawyer may pursue compensation for any of the following losses, depending on the details of your case:

  • Past and anticipated future medical expenses
  • Lost income, including loss of future earning capacity
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Wrongful death

In a workers’ compensation case, you may be entitled to medical benefits and temporary or permanent partial or total disability benefits, depending on the nature of your injuries and the extent to which they prevent you from working.

What Your Kaufman Law Personal Injury Attorney Can Do for You

The period following an injury can be stressful. You’re likely dealing with a combination of physical pain, emotional distress, and financial uncertainty that can make it hard to focus on much else. You shouldn’t also feel like you need to personally undertake a complex legal process on top of this to pursue the compensation you deserve. This is why you need a personal injury attorney with experience helping accident victims in similar situations.

When you contact Kaufman Law, we’ll apply our legal resources and more than 100 years of combined experience to your case. We understand the Georgia laws that govern personal injury claims and will prepare a strong case on your behalf, thoroughly investigate your accident, identify all liable parties, handle third-party communications and negotiations in pursuit of maximum compensation, and represent you at trial if necessary.

How Much Does an Attorney Cost?

At Kaufman Law, we believe the legal process shouldn’t add to the financial challenges you face after a severe injury. That’s why we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis — we only collect a fee if and when we secure compensation on your behalf. Our payments come directly from the injury settlements we recover for our clients.

We’re committed to providing aggressive legal representation at no financial risk to you. If you’re interested in learning more about how we do this, we would be happy to discuss the cost of our legal services during your free case evaluation.

How You Can Help Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Your attorney will handle the entire legal process for you so you can focus on healing. But this doesn’t mean there aren’t a few steps you can take to help your lawyer’s process go smoothly:

  • If possible, gather evidence at the accident scene, including pictures, eyewitnesses’ contact information, etc.
  • Save all documentation from medical providers, insurance companies, and other parties, including receipts, statements, and bills.
  • Write down everything you remember about how the accident and your injuries occurred.

Bring all of these materials to your initial consultation with your attorney, and share new documents as they come in.

Is There a Deadline to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In Georgia, you have two years from the injury date to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party who caused the accident that injured you. Failure to file in time will most likely result in your inability to pursue compensation for your losses. The two-year deadline also applies in wrongful death cases and begins on the date of death.

In workers’ comp cases, you must report the accident and your injuries to your employer in writing within 30 days of the injury. You must then file your workers’ comp claim within a year of the injury date.

Other deadlines might apply in some circumstances, so contact a personal injury lawyer immediately to be sure you don’t inadvertently miss one.

Contact a Riverdale, Georgia, Personal Injury Attorney Today

The stress that comes with being hurt in an accident can make the process of healing a challenge. There’s no reason to add to this stress by trying to navigate Georgia laws on your own. A personal injury lawyer from Kaufman Law can handle the complex legal process involved in seeking the compensation you deserve. Contact one of our law offices today to arrange a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about how we can help.

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