It only takes a second for your life to change. Being involved in an accident, whether it is a fall at work, car accident or boating accident, the injuries you sustain may alter the course of your life. When you are injured because of the negligence of another person, you may be confused about what you should do to get justice for your injury. Having a Brunswick personal injury lawyer at your side can help you protect your best interests. Our team at Roden Law has dealt with many personal injury cases and has been successful getting people the fair compensation they are owed.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact a lawyer you can trust. We offer a free, no obligation consultation so that you can learn your legal rights. Our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, so there are no legal fees. You only pay us if we are successful obtaining compensation for your claim.
Our Brunswick office is located in Downtown Brunswick, on 13 St. Andrews Ct. Founding partners Eric Roden and Tyler Love are both members of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and are graduates of the University of Georgia Law School.
Call us today to speak with a qualified attorney at 1-844-RESULTS.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Roden Law, our attorneys have helped many families obtain the compensation they are rightfully owed. We are prepared to take on a variety of cases such as those involving:
- Construction accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Burn injuries
- Brain injuries
- Medical malpractice
If you were injured in any of these situations due to someone else’s negligence, get the legal answers you need during a free consultation with a qualified Brunswick personal injury lawyer today. Our attorneys will carefully examine your case and help you determine the factors that caused your injury.
We understand that finances may be an issue when dealing with medical bills and other expenses caused by an accident. However, there is no need to worry when contacting us, we do not charge for our services unless we win compensation for you case.
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What to Do After You Have Been Injured in an Accident
In the aftermath of an accident, there are several steps you can take to help you build a case as you seek compensation for damages. If your injuries allow, follow these steps after being involved in an accident:
Taking Pictures of The Scene
Immediately following your accident, it is a good idea to take photos and/or video footage of the scene. This form of evidence can be beneficial for:
- Determining the hazard that caused the accident
- Identifying involved parties
- Identifying involved vehicles
- Determining the property damage
- Identifying your injuries
- Showing the exact location of the crash
Reporting the Accident
Contact the Brunswick police to file a report. Reporting the accident legally documents the event. It is a crucial piece of evidence that will help validate your case.
Gathering Witness Information
Witnesses may play a critical part in your case. If there were other people who saw the accident, talk to them about what they saw. If they allow it, record what they say on your smartphone. Make sure to get their contact information so that your lawyer can contact them in the future. Your attorney may need them to testify for your insurance claim or in a personal injury lawsuit.
Hiring an Attorney
Having an attorney negotiate for compensation on your behalf can be highly beneficial. Attorneys understand the laws involved and any time limits that may affect your case. A qualified lawyer will handle communication with insurance companies, file all necessary paperwork and help you build a strong case.
Contact us at Roden Law today and we will walk you through the legal process. We have decades of combined experience representing families throughout the state of Georgia and have helped them recover the compensation that was rightfully owed to them.
How to Prove Negligence in an Accident
Being a victim in an accident can be a very traumatic experience. However, no matter how serious the damages you suffered, you cannot recover compensation unless you prove the accident was caused by negligence. Our Brunswick personal injury lawyers will have to prove the following four elements to establish negligence in a personal injury accident:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care – The at-fault party owed you a duty to act in a reasonable manner. Any person in a similar situation would have avoided doing things that are negligent or reckless, such as obeying certain laws to keep others safe.
- The at-fault party breached the duty of care – The at-fault party failed to act with reasonable behavior in the situation where your injury occurred. For example, maybe a property owner did not take reasonable steps to remove a hazard on his or her property.
- The breach of duty caused your injury – There is a direct link between your injuries and the at-fault party’s breach of duty. Your lawyer will need to establish that if the negligent party had acted in a reasonable way, your injuries would have been prevented.
- You suffered damages from your Injury – If your injuries did not cause you to suffer damages, such as lost wages and medical bills, you will not have a case.
Proving negligence is key to every personal injury claim. Our Brunswick personal injury attorneys at Roden Law will guide you through this process to help you build a case. We will investigate your situation to collect evidence of these four elements so that we can pursue compensation for the damages the accident has caused.
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Does Contributory Negligence Affect My Case?
You may be partially at fault for the accident. For example, if you merged into a lane in front of a speeding vehicle and were involved in a collision, you may be held partially at fault. If you are found to be partially at fault for the accident that caused you to suffer injury, the amount of compensation you may receive may be reduced because of your part in the accident.
Georgia law (O.C.G.A. 51-12-33) states that if your percentage of fault is higher than the other involved party or parties, you cannot receive compensation. If your involvement is found to be less contributory than other involved parties, you can still seek compensation, however, your award will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
It may be difficult identifying percentage of fault in an accident. Our lawyers at Roden Law will help you determine fault and identify the amount of blame you may share with other involved parties. We will fight for your rights to ensure that you are not pinned with more fault than you deserve.
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What Deadlines Do I Face?
If you have been in an accident, it is important that you seek legal help right away because most personal injury cases have a deadline. This is known as the statute of limitations. By Georgia law, personal injury cases involving car accidents, slip and falls, boat accidents, truck accidents, dog bites, and construction accidents must be filed within two years from the date of when the accident that caused your injury occurred.
There are some exceptions to this rule, such as personal injury cases involving minors. The statute of limitations will be “tolled” or paused until the minor turns 18 years old. This is also the case for individuals who are mentally incompetent at the time the injury occurred.
Another exception to Georgia’s statute of limitations are cases involving product liability. These cases have a 10-year statute of repose. The clock on this statute begins to run when you buy the product. After the 10 years are up, you no longer have the right to file a lawsuit. This statute applies to situations where an individual was unaware that he or she had grounds for a lawsuit when the injury occurred.
If you are filing a claim with an insurance company, these claims can take up to several months or more and might not result in you receiving compensation, as most insurance companies are looking to lowball accident victims. This is why it is important to seek legal advice as soon as your injury occurs to ensure that you do not run out of time to pursue rightful compensation. Contact a Brunswick personal injury lawyer at your earliest convenience and our team at Roden Law will get started on your case right away.
How Can I Be Compensated for My Personal Injury?
Determining the value of your case depends on the amount of damage your injury causes you to suffer. This is determined by many factors including the type of injury you are suffering, the severity of your injuries, the amount of time you miss from work, and the mental and physical pain you experience.
It may be difficult to determine the value of your case without the help of a lawyer who has your best interests in mind. At Roden Law, our personal injury attorneys will negotiate to pursue the maximum compensation you deserve, and we are prepared to take your case to court if necessary. We will help you fight for maximum compensation, which could include:
Past and Present Medical Bills
Medical bills can be costly, especially if your injury requires various treatments like surgery and physical therapy. Our Brunswick personal injury lawyers will help you pursue compensation for all your medical needs like medical equipment, medication, and costs of medical imaging or lab tests.
Lost Wages from Inability to Work
If your injury causes you to miss days from work, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the income you have lost and the money you may lose out on in the future during your time of recovery.
If the accident causes damage to your vehicle, house or other property, you may be reimbursed for repairs or earn compensation for the market value of the lost property.
Physical and Emotional Pain and Suffering
It is likely that the accident caused you to suffer great pain, both physically and mentally. Mental pain can range from anxiety, depression, fear or humiliation. It can be any kind of negative emotion that arises in the aftermath of an accident.
It is difficult to quantify the amount of pain and suffering an individual may face. Our Brunswick personal injury lawyers will work with you to gather all necessary evidence to vouch for the pain and suffering the accident caused you.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Some injuries are so severe that they prevent you from enjoying a normal life and partaking in the activities you may have once enjoyed, such as sports, exercise or other recreational activities. You may be entitled to receive compensation for these losses.
When an injury causes physical damage that completely disfigures a part of you, such as losing a limb, impairing your eyesight, or affecting you mentally, you have the right to pursue compensation for what you have lost.
Loss of Companionship
In the event of a wrongful death, the victim’s family may pursue compensation for the loss of his or her companionship, including the loss of affection and intimacy and ability to help out around the house. This compensation is separate from the financial impact of losing your loved one. Many spouses are entitled to this form of compensation, but the state of Georgia also recognizes the right of non-married couples in this situation.
Our lawyers at Roden Law understand that this is a very difficult time for you and your family. The financial burdens in the aftermath of an accident can weigh heavily on you and can be more traumatic when you are just trying to focus on recovery. We are here to help the best we can to pursue the compensation you deserve so that you can put your focus where it is most important, your well-being.
Why is it Beneficial to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury cases are complicated for many reasons, from time limits, the investigation, negotiating compensation, and possibly going to court. It is important to have someone who will vouch for your best interests. Our Brunswick personal injury lawyers at Roden Law will help you throughout the entire legal process. This includes the following:
Conducting an Investigation
A skilled personal injury lawyer will carefully investigate the accident to determine all factors that caused your injury. This includes:
- Gathering witness statements
- Obtaining the police report
- Taking photographs of your injury
- Obtaining medical documentation that links your injury to the accident
It can be difficult communicating back and forth with various parties, especially when your main priority should be to rest up and recover. Our attorneys will handle all communication with involved parties, from insurance companies, the at-fault party’s insurance company or lawyer, and witnesses at the scene.
Knowledge of Georgia Laws
Georgia has several laws that apply to personal injury claims. A personal injury lawyer will be well-versed in these laws and how they apply to your case.
Handle All Negotiations
A personal injury lawyer has experience settling claims with insurance companies and reaching out-of-court settlements with other involved parties. Our Brunswick personal injury lawyers have thorough knowledge of this process and have helped many injury victims recover the fair compensation they deserve. We will work to try to ensure that your best interests are protected and will not tolerate a lowball settlement.
Contact us at Roden Law today to get started on your case.
Contact a Skilled Brunswick Personal Injury Lawyer
Here at Roden Law, we advocate for accident victims to recover maximum compensation for their damages. We want our clients to have the tools they need to build a strong case while experiencing a smooth legal journey to get the compensation they deserve. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer injuries that you are paying for out of pocket, it is time that you have a successful legal team on your side.
Do not hesitate to reach out to us today. We handle our cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not be burdened with upfront costs or legal fees. We get paid if we are successful earning compensation on your behalf.