Attorneys Fighting for People Injured in Car Accidents, Workplace Accidents and More in Albany, GA
We like to think people act responsibly and with concern for other people’s health and safety. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Far too often people drive recklessly, property owners don’t properly maintain their rentals, companies manufacture dangerous products and retailers don’t maintain safe premises. All of these reckless actions can result in injuries to innocent people who are just going about their daily lives.
One careless action can change your life forever. Some of these injuries are relatively minor and may just require some stitches and a day off work. Other injuries are catastrophic and can leave people with permanent disabilities or scarring. In those situations, medical bills, rehabilitation costs and other expenses brought on by your injury can quickly pile up. Most people with serious injuries can’t return to work, which means their financial troubles are further exacerbated by an inability to earn money to pay for their increasing health care costs.
If you or a loved one find yourself in a situation where someone else caused your injury and you don’t know how you’re going to pay for it, it may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury law firm like Kanner & Pintaluga in Albany, GA.
We’ve dedicated our legal careers to fighting for people who have been injured due to no fault of their own. Our attorneys are allies for people who are struggling to make ends meet after someone else’s careless actions have left them in difficult financial straits. Our firm has helped hundreds of people in situations just like yours and we have the experience to effectively fight for you.
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The Difficulties of Personal Injury Lawsuits
When you are saddled with medical bills, property damage costs and lost wages due to an auto accident or slip and fall injury, it’s not the other driver or the property owner who is expected to pay for your financial losses out of their own pockets, it’s their insurance company who will cough up the money.
These costs can be so astronomically high that most average people can’t feasibly shoulder these costs, which is one of the fundamental reasons we have insurance and pay premiums for coverage every month. Liability insurance is an important type of coverage that business owners, property owners and all types and drivers have to carry to safeguard them for scenarios exactly like these where their actions result in someone else’s injury.
Keep in mind that insurance companies are for-profit businesses, not charities. They are beholden to their investors and paying out big claim settlements isn’t good for their bottom line. The insurance company will always try to convince you to settle for less than you deserve because it’s in their best financial interest to do so.
The best way to convince them to pay you what you’re owed us to build a case as if a jury trial were an inevitable eventuality.
How We Approach Personal Injury Cases
If you’re going to convince a judge and jury that the negligent party should be held liable for your injuries, you have to prove a couple different things. First, you need to be able to clearly prove that the negligent person’s reckless actions caused or contributed to your injury. Second, you need to clearly define the consequences of your injury in terms of the financial costs and the negative repercussions the injury has for your lifestyle, earning potential and family.
Proving these things requires evidence, which means you need experienced investigators on your side who know where to look and how to build these cases. We collect police reports, medical records, witness testimony, video and photographic documentation of the accident or injury event and any other potential evidence we can get our hands on to build a compelling case.
Once we’ve collected as many resources as possible, we then compile it into a compelling timeline of events and consequences and begin negotiating with the insurance company. In many cases, the insurance company will see our evidence, study our case and realize that they will likely lose a court battle if it were to go to trial.
The insurance company won’t want to spend a lot of time and resources taking your case to court just to lose and have to pay you a fair settlement anyways. They would rather skip the trial step and just settle.
However, negotiations don’t always go as planned, and the insurance company may not be willing to settle for an amount that’s going to cover your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and your future health care costs. If that’s the case, our attorneys have no problem going to trial to fight for the verdict you deserve.
We always start our case preparation as if court were a foregone conclusion. We’re not one of those personal injury law firms that is only interested in negotiation because we don’t have the stomach for a trial. Our trial attorneys have no problem standing up for you in court, and we’ll be prepared to do so.