Construction is a dangerous job. It is not rare for things to go wrong. When accidents happen, your job can be on the line. In some cases, you may not only lose your job, but you may lose the ability to work at all. No one should go through life worrying that they could lose it all at any minute. That’s why a personal injury attorney is a perfect person to have a professional relationship with in case things go wrong. Having a personal injury attorney ensures that you are fairly compensated for any injury sustained at work and are capable of providing for yourself and your family in the foreseeable future.
What is a Personal Injury Attorney?
A personal injury attorney is a litigator that provides sound legal advice and representation to an individual that has sustained an injury, physical and/or psychological. They are often hired to prevent financial loss due to a sustained injury and subsequent inability to work. It does not matter whether or not the injury was sustained by personal carelessness or negligence by the company, a personal injury attorney will pursue all avenues of compensation to protect their client’s financial interests.
When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
The best time to hire a personal injury attorney is as soon as possible after you have sustained an injury. The second best time is now. It’s often encouraged to have a good idea about who you would contact in case of an injury just in case you are not able to make the call yourself. If you have sustained an injury due to carelessness or negligence of your employer, or another employee of the business, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney right away. Even if it is no one’s “fault” that you sustained an injury, you may still be due compensation if you are unable to work or at the very least to pay any and all medical bills.
Since no two cases are the same, circumstances are always unique to you the individual, it is a good idea to contact an attorney if you are unsure whether or not you have a case. Personal injury attorneys are experts at asking the right questions to get to the bottom of what happened and whether or not someone is liable. If you are being blamed for an accident at work that isn’t your fault, it’s a good idea to contact an attorney before you discuss the matter any further with anyone other than your immediate family. Even if you are already insured against injury it may require an experienced attorney to guarantee your insurance company continues to act in good faith and doesn’t try to strong-arm you into taking far less compensation than you deserve.
Is it too Late to Hire an Attorney?
It is never too late to speak to an attorney. But, bear in mind that the statute of limitations in Georgia is two years since the time of the accident. This means that if you wait too long to speak to your attorney and begin litigation against your former or current employer, or your insurance provider, you may lose out on some due compensation. If you attempt to file a personal injury lawsuit after your two-year statute of limitations period has expired there is almost no chance that your case will be heard in court. In most cases whoever the defendant of your lawsuit is will clarify that the statute of limitations has expired and the judge will have no choice but to throw your case out. That’s why it is so vital to speak to a personal injury attorney immediately so a suit can be filed promptly and correctly. Georgia has a few exceptions to the rule such as if you are under the age of 18 the statute of limitations will expire on the day of your 20th birthday, 2 years after you turned 18 and became a legal adult.
Hopefully, you never need to contact a personal injury attorney. If you do, however, it’s best to do so as quickly as possible. Even if you are not prepared to go to court immediately and still need time to gather all the facts, the attorneys at Gumprecht Law Firm will be able to support you through the entire process. If you are unsure whether or not you are due compensation, there is no harm in getting in touch to explain your case and see if there is anything that can be done to help you.
The Gumprecht Law Firm
3455 Peachtree Rd NE Fl 5
Atlanta, GA 30326