Serious back injuries can have a huge impact on the victim’s life. Injuries to the spine or back may result in paralysis, the loss of motor skills, or other disabling conditions. These injuries may also result in an inability to earn a living as well as the need for extensive medical care. It is true that monetary compensation cannot undo physical harm, but it can help to ensure that you will maintain some form of financial stability throughout your ordeal. If you or a loved one have suffered spinal damage or another form of back injury then it is crucial that you retain counsel immediately. Richard Summers is an Atlanta personal injury attorney who has been practicing law since 1978. Richard has extensive experience in head injury cases and he prides himself on providing the highest level of service. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer. We assist clients throughout the state of Georgia.
Atlanta lawyer representing Georgia residents who have suffered an injury to their spine or back
Back or spine injuries can be the result of a car accident, a trucking accident, a slip and fall, or some other type of incident. Such injuries can leave a victim in need of surgery, possibly in need of spinal fusion, and can result in an ongoing disability. Under Georgia’s pure comparative fault law a victim may be compensated even if they were partially responsible for the accident. Such compensation can include past and future lost wages, past and future medical expenses, money for pain and suffering, and the potential cost of vocational retraining. A victim may generally file a lawsuit for up to two years after an accident.
The first step in a back injury case is for the victim’s counsel to contact the defendant’s insurance carriers. This will allow counsel to deal with the insurers directly. If the victim has been seriously injured then their long-term prognosis must be determined in order to determine the need for future procedures, the extent (if any) to which the victim can return to work, and the extent to which the victim’s prospects have been harmed by the injury. Medical and vocational experts may be needed in order to determine such issues. Once the victim’s damages can be calculated then a settlement demand will be sent to the insurer. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached then a lawsuit will be filed in the appropriate Court. The discovery process will be used to identify any additional defendants and to establish liability. The jurors will decide the issue of fault and the extent to which a victim is to be compensated. Trials are a complicated affair and you should retain an attorney experienced in such matters.
Richard Summers is an Atlanta personal injury lawyer who has been practicing law since 1978. Prior to your initial consultation he will review evidence related to the accident so that he may have a better understanding of what happened. He will then use the consultation to help you understand what to expect from the process. Our office will immediately begin dealing with the insurance adjusters so that you may focus on the important business of getting healthy. We have standing relationships with various experts and will make sure your case receives the resources it needs. If a settlement cannot be reached then Richard will not hesitate to initiate a lawsuit. We will use the discovery process to obtain all evidence related to the negligence of the defendants; such evidence may include phone records which prove distracted driving or employment files which may show negligent supervision if the matter involved a commercial defendant. Richard will prepare your case for trial and protect your rights from beginning to end. We understand the gravity of your situation and we are ready to assist you.
Our firm serves residents of Atlanta and its greater metro area. This includes the Fulton County cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and East Point, the DeKalb County cities of Dunwoody, Decatur, Brookhaven, Redan, and, the Cobb County cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, and Kennesaw, the Fayette County cities of Fayetteville and Peachtree, the Hall County city of Gainesville, as well as other areas throughout the state of Georgia.
Former insurance defense lawyer assisting Atlanta victims who have suffered back injuries
As a former insurance defense lawyer, Richard is aware of the need to protect the rights of victims. If you have been injured in an accident, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you will be able to contact your attorney. Richard ensures that all of his clients receive prompt responses to emails, phone calls, and text messages. He regularly gives out his cell phone number and he makes client communication a priority. Not only will he get back to you within one business day, but he will also keep you updated on the status of your case. We are honored to serve those in the Atlanta metro area and this level of service is our promise in each and every case we handle.