Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page. We understand that the process of pursuing a personal injury claim can be confusing and overwhelming, and we are here to help.
The following questions and answers provide information on some of the most common concerns and issues that may arise during a personal injury claim. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your specific case, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with a member of our legal team.
Our law firm focuses exclusively on personal injury cases and related areas of the law, such as workers’ comp. We handle a wide range of personal injury claims, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful death claims.
Our firm’s founder, attorney Robert D. Stein, has over 40 years of experience representing clients in personal injury-related legal actions. Mr. Stein has a successful track record with even the most complex cases, and he has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
We will communicate with you regularly to keep you updated on the progress of your case and to address any questions or concerns you may have. We are also available to meet with you in person, over the phone, or by video conference.
The length of a case can vary depending on the specific facts and circumstances. We will work diligently to resolve your case as efficiently as possible, but it is impossible to provide an exact timeline.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not be required to pay any upfront attorney’s fees. You only pay us if we recover compensation on your behalf.
Every case is different, and the outcome can never be guaranteed. However, we will thoroughly review your case and advise you of your options and the strength of your claim. And if we do end up taking your case, we will explore every potential legal avenue toward recovering maximum compensation.
We are experienced in negotiating with insurance companies and will work to get you the best possible settlement. We will handle all communication with the insurance company on your behalf.
Evidence that can be used in a personal injury case can include medical records, police reports, eyewitness statements, photographs or videos of the accident, and expert witness testimony. It is important to gather as much evidence as possible to strengthen your case.
The value of a personal injury case is determined by several factors, such as the severity of the injuries, the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and the impact the injuries have on the person’s life. Our attorney will thoroughly review the facts of your case and use his experience and knowledge of personal injury law to determine the potential value of your claim.
Even if you were partly at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages. Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence rule in which you can recover compensation from a personal injury if you are less than 50% at fault.
It is important to note that if you are partially liable for your injury, your damage award would be reduced in proportion to the percentage of fault you share. For example, if you sustained a total of $100,000 in losses and you are found to be 20% at fault, your damages would be reduced by $20,000 down to a total of $80,000
If the other party does not have insurance, you may still be able to recover damages through your own insurance policy. If you do not have insurance, we will look into other options to help you recover compensation.
Most personal injury cases are settled out of court, but there is always a possibility that your case may go to trial. We will advise you on the best course of action for your specific case and will work to achieve the best possible outcome for you, whether that is through a settlement or trial.
We will take steps to obtain and preserve evidence that is relevant to your case, such as medical records, photographs of the accident scene and injuries, and statements from witnesses. When appropriate, we will also work with experts and specialists to build a strong case on your behalf.
We work with a network of experts and specialists, such as accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and vocational experts, to help us understand the facts of your case, so we can build the strongest possible claim on your behalf.
It is important to consult with an attorney before speaking with the insurance company for the responsible party. Their insurance company may try to get you to make a statement that could damage your claim, or they may try to settle your case quickly and for far less than it is worth. Our attorney can advise you on how to handle these communications, and if you retain us to represent you, we will handle the negotiations on your behalf.
There are several reasons why it may be beneficial for you to have an attorney after a car accident.
First, an attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process that often comes with pursuing a personal injury claim. This includes gathering evidence, filing paperwork, and negotiating with the insurance company to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Second, an attorney can help you understand your rights and options under the law. An attorney can also help you understand what types of compensation you may be eligible for and how to pursue them.
Third, an attorney can help protect you from the insurance company. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and as we talked about earlier, they will often try to settle your claim for as little as possible. An attorney can help negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and ensure that your rights are protected.
Fourth, our attorney can help you understand state laws and the legal process of your case. Our knowledge of Georgia law can provide you with the specific guidance you need.
Finally, having an attorney can increase your chances of winning your case and getting full and fair compensation. Attorney Stein has extensive experience and knowledge of the legal system, and he can anticipate the insurance company’s next move while building a strong case on your behalf.