Alpharetta Personal Injury Attorney

Frequently Asked Questions

In the aftermath of an injury, the last thing on your mind might be how to obtain a reliable personal injury attorney. You may think that you can attempt to handle your case on your own, but the truth is that these types of claims can be very complicated. Insurance companies are in the business to make a profit, meaning they will not be quick to accept your claims. Many times they may try to delay or completely deny your claim altogether. This can be considered bad faith insurance practices and should not be tolerated. Allow our Alpharetta personal injury lawyers to investigate your case and come up with a viable option for you or your loved ones. In the meantime, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions and relevant answers to help you as you determine whether or not you have a claim. Speak with someone at Kalka & Baer, LLC today if you have further concerns.

How much is my injury claim worth?
It is impossible to determine an exact, accurate number regarding how much you will receive for your personal injury claim. There are many factors that go into deciding what amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries. Some of these factors include: the severity of your injury, the extent and length of your treatment, doctors' records, gas mileage to and from appointments, loss of income, loss of consortium/companionship, and much more. Many of these have no set monetary value and are not officially determined until you negotiate with the insurance company, or until a judge's sentence in court. Nevertheless, an experienced Alpharetta personal injury lawyer could still help you get a general idea of what you deserve to receive in a settlement.

How do I file a personal injury claim?
The first step is to retain an attorney for counsel and guidance. Next, gather all necessary information, such as witness statements, photos, medical records, doctors' notes, and mileage logs. Your lawyer will be invaluable in this area. After that, you must notify the responsible party that you are filing a claim and then contact their insurance company. Again, your lawyer should handle all of this so that your words cannot be skewed and used against you should your case be taken to court. Once you've contacted the insurance company, you will either negotiate an acceptable settlement or take the case to court in order to fight for the compensation you deserve.

What is a personal injury?
Personal injuries occur when someone is injured in an accident. Types of accidents include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and slip and fall accidents. If an injury victim is not responsible for causing the accident in any way, their injuries are called "personal injuries" and should be covered by their insurance and the insurance of the responsible party. When either insurance company refuses to offer rightful coverage, a personal injury claim could be filed and an adequate settlement could be negotiated between the parties, or fought for in court.

Will I have to go to court?
Not necessarily. It may be possible for you to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company with the representation and guidance of an injury attorney. This is not always possible, however, in which case your claim will require litigation. It is very important to have an attorney by your side whether you go to court or not, so contact a lawyer right away.

Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
Whether you are negotiating with your insurance for a fair settlement or are fighting for one in court, legal representation is not required. Attempting to do so alone, however, is one of the worst decisions you could make. Only a personal injury lawyer has the detailed knowledge and extensive experience necessary to argue your case in a persuasive manner and win the highest possible recovery of your damages. Trying to represent yourself is very likely to end in an inadequate amount of compensation, so don't take chances. Contact Kalka & Baer LLC immediately to learn how we could help.

Hire Qualified Legal Help

Our firm has handled countless injury claims over the past 20 years and is prepared to fight for you. We have been featured in Georgia Trend's 2009 legal elite, and both of our lead attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® as Rising Stars for several consecutive years. Call now or fill out our online form for a free evaluation of your case. We would love to review your accident situation and help you determine whether or not you have cause for a personal injury claim.