Dunwoody Personal Injury Lawyer
Were you hurt in an incident that wasn’t your fault? You may be entitled to compensation to pay your medical bills, make up for lost wages, and more with the help of a Dunwoody personal injury lawyer.
When you work with a Georgia personal injury lawyer from Rafi Law Firm, you receive outstanding support and attention to your needs. We do the hard work of determining what happened and who is responsible while also working to prove your losses. You can depend on us for aggressive legal action. Call (404) 800-9933 to arrange a free case consultation.
Our personal injury practice areas
Rafi Law Firm works hard to deliver results for any personal injury case. Our personal injury attorneys in Dunwoody are experienced in various types of personal injury law.
Here are some of the areas we specialize in:
- Car and truck accidents
- Wrongful death cases
- Slip and fall injuries
- Brain injury claims
- Spinal cord injuries
- Any workplace injuries
- Negligent security cases
- Injuries from a shooting
- Rape and sexual assault
What should I do after being injured?
Once you are a victim of a personal injury and involved in an accident, there are necessary things you should do.
- Call 911. Ask for an ambulance and the police.
- Gather evidence at the scene. Use your phone to take photos and videos and ask witnesses for their contact information.
- Visit Urgent Care or your primary care physician. A detailed medical record helps prove your case. Hold on to all medical bills and doctor’s notes.
- Schedule your free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Dunwoody.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start your claims process.
Why do I need to go to the doctor?
Making an appointment as soon as possible or going straight to the emergency room is beneficial for a few reasons. For one, “silent injuries” may have occurred in your accident. These injuries can include things such as brain damage or organ failure.
They sometimes won’t produce symptoms for a few days following the accident but can often turn more serious. Seeing a doctor within 48 hours of your accident ensures that you get taken care of and can recover positively.
Additionally, clear documentation of injuries and medical proof from a single event makes it easier to validate your claim. If you don’t have your injuries documented as soon as possible following an accident, insurance companies might try to lessen your claim, saying your injuries weren’t as serious as they were.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In Georgia, the general timeframe for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the incident. Prompt action is crucial; if you let the statute expire, you forfeit the opportunity to pursue legal action and seek compensation.
Georgia’s exceptions to the rule
You may have more than two years to file a claim if any of the following apply in your case:
- Suppose an accident victim only becomes aware of their injury after the incident. In that case, the statute of limitations is tolled (delayed) until the victim becomes aware of their injury.
- In cases where the defendant or their attorney presents fraudulent evidence, exceptions may apply, extending the statute of limitations.
- When the victim is a minor, the statute of limitations is extended until their 18th birthday. This extension allows them sufficient time to recognize the injury and file a case.
What damages can be claimed in personal injury lawsuits?
While your claim is being handled, there comes a time to determine damages and losses.
Generally, there are two categories of damages: economic and non-economic (pain and suffering).
Economic damages cover tangible costs like:
- Medical costs and bills
- Rehab costs
- Pain medications
- Any specialist treatment needed
- Lost time at work where you have lost wages
- Property damage
Non-economic (pain and suffering) damages
Pain and suffering damages pose a more significant challenge for recovery as they typically lack a set amount or bill. Our skilled Dunwoody personal injury attorneys boast decades of successful experience advocating for compensation related to pain and suffering, including emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of quality of life.
What should I look for in a good Dunwoody personal injury lawyer?
As personal injury attorneys, we know a good thing or two about choosing the best one. At Rafi Law Firm, we have a few things you can keep in mind when searching for a trusted Dunwoody personal injury lawyer:
- Experience with your specific injury
- Successful track record
- Trial experience
- Personal compatibility
We’ll fight the insurance company to get you maximum compensation
As an established rule in Georgia, personal injury laws clarify that the victims should get all losses and damages compensated for. However, as you can imagine, this is not always the case. Our team conducts detailed investigations on all aspects of your case. This gives us the proof and evidence needed to handle insurance companies head-on.
Our personal injury lawyers know how to deal with insurance companies appropriately on your behalf. This way, you can focus on your recovery and life after your claim.
Who’s liable for my injury?
To recover compensation in a personal injury case, you must prove that another party was liable (responsible) for the incident and is, therefore, responsible for paying your damages. Any number of parties may be liable, but these are the most common:
- Another driver
- Property owners, managers, or landlords
- Government entities
- Doctors or other medical professionals
Many other parties can be found reckless and negligent in their actions. Rafi Law Firm will work to determine all potentially liable parties in your case.
How our injury attorneys prove liability
Enlisting your help allows us to collaborate closely on your claim and the evidence collected. We seek the most critical factors in a personal injury claim, which are the components of negligence.
Duty of care
The duty of care is linked to the standard of a “reasonably prudent person,” indicating the actions a reasonable individual would take in a similar situation. Your attorney is tasked with presenting evidence to establish that the defendant owed you this duty of care.
Breach of duty
To build your case, your personal injury attorney must provide evidence of how the defendant failed to uphold or breached their duty of care to you.
Your lawyer must demonstrate that the defendant’s actions directly caused or were the proximate cause of your injuries. This causal relationship is crucial for proving the defendant’s liability and justifying the compensation owed for your damages.
The damages element encompasses your losses, including physical and emotional damages. Economic and non-economic damages may be calculated as part of a personal injury case. In rare instances where the defendant’s actions were malicious, intentional, or egregious, the judge may choose to award punitive damages.
What’s the personal injury lawsuit process?
Typically, the lawsuit process remains the same throughout all areas of personal injury law. At Rafi Law Firm, here’s what you can expect:
Contact the defendant(s)
After the responsible party is named, they are contacted and notified of the claim.
Our skilled attorneys work to find photos, videos, and other evidence to support your claim. Speaking with witnesses and the police can help solidify the claim.
Negotiate out of court.
After large amounts of evidence are gathered, we will speak with the respected insurance company. From here, we work hard to come to a fair settlement and settle your claim without going to court.
Initiate court proceedings
Not all cases can be settled out of court; if so, we head to the courtroom and begin trial.
How much does it cost to hire a Dunwoody personal injury lawyer?
Our commitment to clients is reflected in our contingency fee structure, which means you incur no fees unless and until we win your case. We’re proud to offer free case consultations, letting you decide if we’re the right firm for you without making a financial commitment.
Why should I hire Rafi Law Firm?
Our team is dedicated to dealing with any personal injury claim we receive. We focus on your recovery and maximizing your compensation for your losses. We remain hard-working and motivated to help throughout the confusion and legal complexities.
No matter what you need, we are committed to supporting you throughout your claim. With our countless years of experience, we pride ourselves on our extensive track record and successes in collecting millions of dollars for our clients.
Our hard work pays off for our clients.
The skilled attorneys with Rafi Law Firm have over 18 years of experience in personal injury law. Ultimately, our track record and results speak for themselves.
Throughout the years, millions of dollars have been secured in losses and damages for countless clients. Don’t miss out on obtaining the compensation you deserve; let Mike Rafi and his team help you.
Our Dunwoody personal injury lawyers are here to help
When filing a personal injury claim, having the right ones on your side is imperative. Secure your future by working with Rafi Law Firm to file your lawsuit.
Luckily, we offer a free consultation to those who contact us. Get in contact with Rafi Law Firm by calling (404) 800-9933. No matter where you are in the legal process or what questions you may need answered, we are the ones who can help.