Our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Answer Your Personal Injury FAQs
At Montlick and Associates, we are not your average personal injury law firm. This is because in addition to fighting aggressively on behalf of our clients, we also care about each and every one. Meaning, we make sure that all of our clients feel respected, listened to, and well informed during each stage of their case. In order to continue to meet these very important goals, our attorneys have put together the following frequently asked questions, or FAQs, that prospective clients who meet with us often ask. This way, when you decide to call us to schedule your own consultation, you might already have some knowledge of the law under your belt. While the following is important, realize that it does not substitute the sound advice of a personal injury lawyer. So pick up the phone now and call Montlick and Associates to learn more about the specifics of your case.
1. Will I have to go to trial to recover damages for my injuries?
Not necessarily. In fact, about 95% of cases settle before they make it to trial, and most clients actually prefer this rather than having to pursue long and protracted litigation. However, at Montlick and Associates, we fully prepare our cases so that we can effectively handle whatever happens in a client's case, whether it settles or goes to trial.
2. What exactly is pain and suffering?
In Georgia, the term, pain and suffering is defined as the physical pain and mental anguish associated with one's accident and resulting injuries. So, whether you have been wheelchair-bound due to a car accident, or you face several months of agonizing physical therapy in order to recover, you should be entitled to compensation.
3. How much money will I win if my case is successful?
Unfortunately, no attorney has a crystal ball to be able to determine how much you might win in any given personal injury case. And, if an attorney does give you a figure, he or she is certainly not being 100% honest. Note that the amount of compensation that may be awarded in one's case depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the injuries sustained.
4. The insurance company refuses to pay for my injuries because my vehicle did not sustain any damage. Can they do that?
Absolutely not. The extent of damage, if any, to your vehicle has nothing to do with your injuries. However, it is rare in Georgia for an insurance company to pay medical bills while they are accruing.
5. I fell at the local grocery store and got hurt. Do I have a viable case?
Possibly. However, this really depends upon whether the store owner knew or had reason to know of a hazard that could lead to injury and failed to take reasonable action, such as a hole in the floor or an employee who routinely mops the floor and does not put out the caution sign. Notwithstanding, it is critical that you speak with a qualified personal injury attorney immediately after your accident to learn more about your legal rights and options.
6. Do I need an attorney?
The answer to this question is both yes and no. While Georgia law does not require personal injury victims to hire a lawyer, it is recommended nonetheless that you work with one. With your injuries, you have enough to worry about. Let Montlick and Associates give you the peace of mind that you have a personal injury attorney on your side who will fight tirelessly for your right to be compensation.
Put Our Over 35 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case
Our Atlanta personal injury law firm is committed to representing those injured by the negligence of others. Montlick and Associates is available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.