Steps for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Georgia Statute of Limitations

No one ever expects to be involved in an accident. As a result, very few people know what to do when they are injured in such an event. If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence, such as a car accident or premises liability, it is vital that you act in a timely manner. Most lawsuits and claims have a time limit in which you must file before your claim will be denied. This restriction - known as the "statute of limitations" - is two years for a personal injury claim in Georgia. If you wait longer than two years after your accident to file a claim, you will not be able to obtain compensation.

What to Do After an Accident

Immediately after you have been involved in an accident, contact an Atlanta personal injury attorney. They will have the knowledge and skill to help you through each of the following steps, as well as to represent you should your case be brought to court. With their help, you could make sure that you gather all the necessary evidence, documents, and personal information necessary to file a claim. Unless you have all the correct documents and proof of injury, you may not be able to recover the full amount of your damages.

After you have all the information you need, you must contact the insurance company of the liable party and make a statement. Your lawyer should do this for you and handle all other communication, as well, to avoid having any of your words or statements used against you. You may be offered a settlement by the insurance company, but it is likely to be less than you deserve. Your attorney could help you negotiate with them for a higher amount of compensation, or take your case to court to litigate on your behalf. Contact an experienced attorney today who can level the playing field between you and the insurance companies.

At Kalka & Baer LLC, Attorney Tony Kalka began his career in law as a defense attorney for insurance companies. With such valuable experience and insight, our firm knows what your opponent may be thinking and could strengthen your case accordingly. Call us today for a free case evaluation to discuss your accident and get excellent counsel on what to do next. With our help, you could take all the correct steps and maximize your personal injury compensation.

Hire an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

Having represented clients in personal injury cases for more than 20 years, Kalka & Baer LLC is more than qualified to handle your case. You deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries after an accident caused by someone else, so call today for experienced representation. We could help you gather the evidence and documents you need, handle all correspondence with the insurance company, and fight aggressively in court to recover your damages.

Call now to learn more and receive your free consultation!