Brunswick Personal Injury Lawyer
A Brunswick lawyer ready to fight back to get the best result in your case.
Our firm has recently opened an office in Brunswick to serve clients in the Brunswick area. Our personal injury practice is experienced in a wide range of personal injury cases:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Serious Injuries to Children
- Daycare Injuries and Abuse
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Medical Malpractice
- Boat Accidents
- Negligent or Inadequate Security
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Construction Site Accidents
- Defective or Dangerous Products
- Section 1983 and Bivens Lawsuits
- False Arrests and Imprisonment
Do I need to file a personal injury lawsuit?
Under Georgia law, victims of serious injuries and their families have the right to seek compensation for the harm they’ve suffered due to another person’s wrongdoing. They can do this by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Of course, not every case ends up in court, and our experienced personal injury lawyers may be able to get you a good settlement offer before having to file a lawsuit in court. Most of the time, the person or company that caused your injuries is represented by an insurance company. More often than not, an insurance company will try to offer you an amount of money to “settle” the case and avoid a lawsuit. Our attorneys often contact insurance companies before filing a lawsuit, and in many cases, we can convince them that paying our clients will cost less than if we file a lawsuit against them.
Insurance companies are not your friends, however, especially when you are trying to hold their clients accountable for injuring you or causing the death of a family member. As such, the first and even second or third offer you get will likely be lower than what you are entitled to. A good personal injury lawyer can maximize your leverage over the insurance company and force them to make a fair offer.
In some cases, the insurance company won’t make a fair offer until they are sued. Once a lawsuit is filed, many will come back to the negotiating table and eventually agree to a settlement. In other cases, the insurance company will never make you a fair settlement offer, and they will insist on going to trial.
Fortunately for the clients that hire us, our Brunswick personal injury lawyers have a strong reputation as trial lawyers. Insurance companies know they face a huge risk of losing the trial when we come into a case. In most cases, insurance companies would rather pay our clients a fair amount for their injuries than risk losing big at trial.
Do I have a good personal injury case?
When victims of serious injuries are seeking compensation, the most common questions are: Am I entitled to compensation? Do I have a good case? What is my case worth?
The personal injury cases that are worth the most are the ones where the attorney’s victim has identified all of the costs associated with the victim’s injury or wrongful death. Among other things, the types of damages in personal injury and wrongful death cases often include:
Past and future medical bills
Lost wages while the victim was injured and could not work
Loss of future wages due to the injury or death
Loss of intimacy and companionship resulting from injuries or the loss of a loved one, such as a parent or child
Intangible losses and hardships, such as not being able to enjoy certain activities due to your injury
Pain and suffering, including the pain a victim experiences while recovering for their injuries or before dying
In wrongful death cases, the costs associated with settling an estate and making funeral arrangements
In some extreme cases, “punitive damages” may also be available. A jury awards punitive damages when the person or company that caused the injury acted very recklessly or maliciously. Punitive damages are meant to punish wrongdoers and send a signal to others to change their conduct or pay a high cost. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you request punitive damages from the jury.
Do I need to hire a Brunswick personal injury lawyer?
Having a personal injury lawyer at your side can be the difference between getting a big check from an insurance company or having your case dismissed. Not only will an experienced personal injury lawyer know the law and procedure for filing your lawsuit, but they can do several other things to maximize the value of your case.
It’s important to hire an experienced lawyer who you trust to protect your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer can also:
Recommend the right doctors to make sure your injuries are properly treated and so you can document the full extent of your injuries
Carry on an investigation into the incident that caused your injuries and collect all of the evidence you will need to strengthen your case
Hire the best experts to calculate the costs of your injury and maximize the value of your case by identifying the time, money, and effort you have spent treating your injuries and how those injuries will cost you more in the future
Handle all of the documents from insurance companies and hospitals so that you can put all of your attention into recovering
Send a “demand letter” to the insurance companies before filing a personal lawsuit, which will demand a certain sum as compensation for your injury
Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company to ensure you receive the full value of your case or represent you at trial if the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can also help protect your personal injury lawsuit. As explained above, insurance companies are not here to help you or make sure you are getting compensated for your injuries. In fact, they will spend thousands of dollars trying to get your case dismissed or trying to reduce the amount of money they might have to pay you.
Courts routinely dismiss personal injury lawsuits if they are not filed under the proper legal procedure or if they are not based on an accurate facts or law. In almost every case, the insurance company will file a motion to dismiss your case. A personal injury lawyer can help you prevent your case from getting tossed out of court by the judge.
What will it cost me to file a personal injury lawsuit?
You don’t pay us until we win your case. We take each personal injury cases on a “contingency fee.” This means that our clients don’t have to pay for the expenses involved with litigating their cases, including expert witnesses, court costs, and our legal representation, unless we get them compensated. In other words, we only get paid if and when you get paid.
You can contact our Brunswick attorneys to go over the specifics of your case including the costs.
Why should I hire a personal injury lawyer from your firm?
Most personal injury lawyers are not driven by the best interests of the person who has been seriously injured. Instead, most personal injury lawyers try to get as many cases as possible and settle them as quickly as possible. As a result, lawyers often persuade their clients to take the first or second settlement offer from the insurance company, even when the client’s case could be worth a lot more.
We don’t do things that way. We only take a few personal injury cases at a time, so you can be sure that our attorneys will fight to get you the maximum value of your case. Being selective with our cases also lets us give each client the attention they deserve.
Our attorneys have a national reputation as skilled trial lawyers who are never afraid of going to trial, so you can be sure that the settlement offers you receive will be higher than if you were represented by a lawyer who doesn’t have our record of success. And when the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, we don’t hesitate to go to trial and ask for the highest amount of damages possible. In most cases, insurance companies would rather pay our clients than risk losing big at trial.
Can I switch lawyers in the middle of a case?
The answer is yes, you absolutely can. It is not an exaggeration to say that having a lawyer you can trust is the most important part of a personal injury case. Most personal injury lawyers are trying to make fast and easy money, and only a few will treat you, your family, and your case with the respect and dignity you deserve. For that reason, it’s OK to look for other attorneys or ask other attorneys for a second opinion.
You may be wondering whether you will have to pay extra to switch attorneys. Generally, you will not. If you retain our attorneys, for example, we will pay any money your former attorney is owed. And as stated above, we’re not paid until you are.
Not satisfied with your current personal injury attorney? You have a right to a new lawyer at no additional cost to you. Find out how easy it is to switch to our firm.
Contact a Brunswick personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.
Call our office if you want help with your personal injury case. Our Brunswick personal injury attorneys are ready to help you file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit and seek justice. Most personal injury cases in the Brunswick area are in the State Court of Glynn County or the Superior Court of Glynn County. Our personal injury attorneys have also filed personal injury lawsuits in Ware County, McIntosh County, Brantley County, Camden County, or Wayne County.