Personal Injury, Auto Accident and Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Savannah, GA
Debilitating injuries are tough to recover from, not just from a physical and mental standpoint but also financially. These injuries are often the greatest struggles the people afflicted with them will ever face. For some personal injury victims, every facet of their existence is forever altered after their accident. They can’t return to their career, they can no longer care for themselves or their family and their dreams and pursuits are put on hold, sometimes permanently.
Putting a price on the losses that can be caused by one person or company’s negligence is difficult when the impact is so far reaching and significant. What makes matters worse for many families is the obstinance of the responsible parties and their insurance companies. Getting fair compensation – or even enough compensation to cover medical costs, rehabilitation and continuing care – can be difficult.
At Kanner & Pintaluga in Savannah, our mission is to help people who find themselves in these situations. We’ve represented clients who have been injured in car, truck, bike and pedestrian accidents as well those who have suffered slip and fall, dog bite and workplace injuries. Our personal injury attorneys understand what it takes to win cases and are ready to fight for you.
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We Know Insurance Companies and Their Tactics
It’s not uncommon for one of the first calls an auto accident victim receives after the car crash to be from an insurance company representative. There’s a good reason for this.
The insurance company knows that in the wake of an accident you’re faced with mounting medical and rehabilitation costs and are likely losing out on wages because you can’t return to work. They realize you have bills to pay, maybe a car or other property to replace and are likely feeling desperate for compensation. Their hope is that in this stressful time you will be more than happy to accept a low-ball settlement offer that will get them off the hook for the potentially far-reaching costs of your injury.
Before you accept any offers from the insurance company, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney can analyze your situation and help you understand whether your accident and injury may entitle you to more compensation than the insurance company proposes with their first settlement offer.
The Key to a Successful Personal Injury Claim
The success of a personal injury case hinges on being able to prove someone else’s negligence led to your injury. For example, if a drunk driver runs a red light and hits your car, injuring you or a member of your family, your attorneys need to be able to gather evidence to prove the driver was acting irresponsibly and recklessly and that their choices and actions resulted in your injury. Then your attorneys need to be able to gather expert medical evidence as to the extent of your injuries, the long-term consequences and the short- and long-term costs of your injuries.
Accurately quantifying the total cost of your injuries is not always simple. Figuring out how much it cost to get you to the hospital and the price of life-saving surgeries or treatments is the easy part. Understanding the long-term consequences of your injuries, such as disabilities, scarring, your ability to return to work, the need for ongoing care or assistance and the need for home modifications to accommodate disabilities caused by the accident can be much more complicated.
That’s why our Savannah attorneys work closely with medical professionals who can testify about your injuries and their potential ramifications.
When armed with evidence, expert testimony and irrefutable facts, insurance companies are much more inclined to negotiate a fair settlement for your injuries. If they’re not, we will make the case in court before a judge and jury. Our trial attorneys have extensive experience making and presenting compelling cases on our clients’ behalf, and we’re ready to do so for you.