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 party’s negligence.
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.