If you have been injured as a result of one or more party’s acts
or omissions, you may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses
as well as, the emotional impact of your injuries. In order to receive
compensation, you will need to bring a personal injury claim against the
parties who are responsible for your injuries.
Consult with an attorney immediately.
Your right to pursue a legal remedy against these parties responsible for
your injuries is not indefinite. The
statute of limitations provides a timeframe during which you may file a personal injury claim
against parties who are responsible for your injuries. In Georgia, the
statute of limitation for bringing a personal injury claim is generally
two years from when the right of action accrues, which is typically when
the injury occurs. However, there are exceptions to this general rule.
When this period elapses, you loose the right to bring a personal injury
claim against parties responsible for your injuries, and therefore the
opportunity to seek compensation for your losses no longer exists. This
is why it is important to contact an attorney immediately when you are
involved in an accident or are otherwise injured as a result of another
Take steps to preserve evidence of the accident.
Once you bring a personal injury claim, you will need to prove that your
injuries were caused by each defendant’s negligence. Gathering
evidence to prove your case can be a time consuming and complex process. But it
is crucial to ensuring that you prevail on your personal injury claim
and receive the compensation you deserve.
It is important for you to preserve evidence to help prove your personal
injury claim, beginning at the scene of the accident. The best way to
do this is to use your cell phone camera or digital camera, if you have
one on hand. Pictures not only provide your attorney with a clear understanding
of how your accident transpired, they can also help prove the allegations
you set forth in your personal injury claim to a judge or jury.
If you are involved in an accident, receiving medical attention should
be your first priority. However, if you or someone around you is able
to take photographs, you should. For example, if you are injured in a
motor vehicle accident, you should take pictures of the following:
· The vehicles involved, from various angles and distances;
· Road conditions, such as debris on the roadway and rainy or snowy weather;
· Your injuries.
If your injuries are the result of a slip, trip, or all that occurred at
a business establishment, taking pictures of the following could help
prove your personal injury claim:
· The object or substances that caused your accident;
· The vicinity of your accident.
If you are injured as a result of another party’s negligence, you
should contact an attorney immediately. An attorney can review the circumstances
of your case and advise you on your legal rights.