Savannah Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyers in Savannah
Living with a serious injury can turn your life upside down. You may need long-term medical treatment. You may wonder when (or if) you can go back to work. Our attorneys understand—and we can take action for you. We know how a personal injury accident can affect victims, and we want to go after the compensation you deserve.
Let our Savannah personal injury lawyers take on your case against a negligent party. At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we can bring a lawsuit, deal with the insurance companies, or take any other legal action necessary for your financial recovery. Contact us today for your free case review and to learn more.
Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Offers Personalized Service
You deserve to get support throughout your entire legal process—not be left wondering how to get in touch with your attorney. At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., our team offers you personalized attention from start to finish of your case. We can create a unique legal strategy tailored to your case’s needs, then keep you in the loop throughout the financial recovery process.
Our attorneys have decades of experience in serving injury victims. For over 40 years, we’ve helped our clients get millions of dollars in compensation. We want to fight for every dollar available in your case. When you hire our team, you’ll have an aggressive advocate on your side. See our case results!
No injury victim should take on more financial strain than they already face.
That’s why we offer our clients:
- Contingency fee-based representation: Our attorneys do not require upfront fees to start your case. So, you pay no hourly rates or retainers. We only receive a payment if we win your case.
- Free case reviews: You can call our team for a free consultation. Get your questions answered and understand your best next steps—at no cost or obligation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Attorneys Can Handle
Our Savannah injury attorneys have experience handling many types of injury cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Insurance disputes
- Wrongful death
If you’re unsure if your case fits into one of these categories, call our office, and we’ll let you know how we can help.
Damages Available in a Savannah Personal Injury Case
When someone else causes your accident and injuries, you need compensation to deal with the financial challenges. For instance, you could go after damages for your losses if you faced a major truck accident or lost a loved one to a reckless driver.
Our Savannah personal injury lawyers can help you get compensation for:
Medical Treatment Necessary for Your Recovery
Immediately after an accident, you could require emergency care—an ambulance ride, a visit to the emergency room, stabilization, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery. You may also need ongoing treatment or long-term care, from visits with specialist doctors to future surgeries and physical therapy.
You deserve compensation to cover all medical treatment necessary to fully recover. Our attorneys will speak with your doctor(s) to understand your medical prognosis and can seek damages for your past, present, and future medical treatment.
You may need to take time off work to recover, whether it’s a short-term or long-term absence.
Our attorneys will work to understand how your injury affected your career, seeking damages for:
- Missed paychecks (salaried or hourly work)
- Missed gigs or contract work
- Unearned tips
- Missed bonuses or promotion opportunities
An injury can leave you unable to live your life normally—and you could feel significant emotional and psychological effects.
Our attorneys can document how the accident and injury caused your intangible losses, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Wrongful Death Damages
Our compassionate team represents families who lost a loved one in an injury accident. We’ll do everything we can to show that a negligent party caused your loved one’s passing.
We can handle all aspects of your wrongful death case and seek a variety of damages for your family, such as:
- Funeral, burial, or cremation costs
- Medical expenses before your loved one’s passing
- Lost income for your family
- Loss of guidance and companionship
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney for Your Savannah Case?
Your lawyer can handle it all for you. Whatever challenges your case may entail, our Savannah personal injury attorneys know how to deal with them. If you hire our team, you can expect your lawyer to:
Investigate and Determine Your Case’s Value
We can work to gather evidence to show liability and the many ways your injury cost you money or harmed your life. Then we’ll use our experience with injury cases to determine the goal settlement or award.
The insurance adjuster’s initial offer will not likely represent the fair amount you deserve.
We can make an argument for damages and demonstrate the full extent of your losses, using evidence from sources such as:
- The police report
- Medical records
- Eyewitness statements
- Dashboard camera video
- Surveillance camera footage
- Photos or videos of the accident scene
- Records of past violations
- Expert witness testimony
- Accident reconstruction data
Handle the Insurance Claims Process and Negotiations
As mentioned above, we typically have to negotiate for the best possible offer. Our attorneys have extensive negotiation experience and know how to use proven tactics to seek the settlement you need.
You don’t have to deal with the insurance company, speak with adjusters, or respond to their phone calls and emails. Our team can handle it all for you.
Take Your Case to Trial if Necessary
We may file a lawsuit to motivate the other party to pay what you deserve. A potential lawsuit can prove especially useful when an insurance company denies your claim outright or refuses to make a fair offer.
If we file a lawsuit, we may not necessarily go to trial. We often continue working with the insurance company, and most cases settle before trial. However, our lawyers can take your case before a judge and jury to seek an award for you if needed.
What to Do After an Injury Accident in Savannah
We know you may feel overwhelmed, wondering what to do next for your case. Whether the accident just happened or you’re starting to get phone calls from insurance adjusters, you can take specific steps to protect your rights.
Get Medical Care Immediately
Don’t wait to see a doctor if you have any signs of injury. You take the best possible step for your health by seeking treatment. Also, you’ll have a medical record showing that the accident directly resulted in your injury.
If you wait too long after the accident to see a doctor, the insurance company may say that your injury resulted from another incident.
Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
If your doctor tells you to take certain medications or get follow-up care, you should follow their orders. Again, failing to do so can give the insurer wiggle room to lower your settlement value. If they see you didn’t follow a recommended treatment plan, they can claim that you made your injuries worse.
Avoid Posting on Social Media
The insurance company will use anything you post on social media to harm your settlement. Refrain from making any posts after the crash. Even pictures of you enjoying a sunny day could harm your case, as the insurance company could say that proves you don’t have serious injuries.
Take Legal Action Promptly
According to Georgia law, you have limited time to take legal action for a personal injury case. Typically, you only have two years to file a lawsuit. If you don’t begin your case in time, it can be challenging—if not impossible—to recover compensation. Missing the deadline will likely bar you from getting damages from the liable party.
The sooner you begin your case, the more time you give your legal team to gather crucial evidence. If you hire our Savannah personal injury attorneys to represent you, we can ensure that your case stays on track and meet every important deadline.
Frequently Asked Questions in Savannah Personal Injury Cases
Here are answers to some of the most common questions from injury victims. You can also call our team for more specific guidance.
How Do I Know if I Have a Valid Case?
If someone caused your accident and injured you, you could have a case for compensation.
However, in legal terms, you have a case if you can show that:
- Someone owed you a duty of care
- They breached their duty of care
- The breach caused your injuries and damages
Drivers generally owe each other a duty of care. In vehicle accident cases, you typically have a case if the other party got a ticket or drove carelessly (a breach of duty), leading to the crash (causation and damages).
Who Could Be Liable for My Compensation?
Our attorneys can investigate your case to determine who may bear liability.
Depending on the type of accident, one or more parties may be responsible:
- Rideshare accidents: Uber or Lyft have insurance policies that take effect under certain conditions. For instance, you could have options through their corporate insurance policy if you were a passenger when the driver crashed. However, you may need to make a claim against the driver’s personal insurance in some situations.
- Truck accidents: You may assume that a truck driver should pay you if they caused the crash, but their employer could also bear liability. Trucking companies often carry corporate insurance policies with higher limits, allowing you to seek higher compensation for significant damages. Cargo-loading companies or manufacturers of defective parts could also be responsible.
- Car or motorcycle accidents: A reckless or careless driver may need to pay for your losses. However, other parties (such as government agencies or construction companies) could also bear liability if poor road conditions played a role in the crash.
Our team will work to hold all responsible parties accountable in your case.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement?
The length of time varies significantly from case to case. In some situations, the liable insurance company readily agrees to our demand. In these cases, you could receive your settlement within a few weeks or months. However, other cases can take longer, especially when we file a lawsuit.
If a case goes to trial, the process can take as long as a year. However, we will work to resolve your case as promptly as possible. As mentioned above, most cases do not make it to trial, even when we file a lawsuit. Ironically, filing a lawsuit sometimes shows the insurance company that we’re serious and encourages them to settle for a reasonable amount.
What Is My Case Worth?
Your compensation will depend on many factors in your case. Our attorneys start by investigating your case’s evidence to assess your losses. We can then tell you how much compensation we intend to seek.
Several factors influence the settlement or award you could get, including:
- The seriousness of your injuries
- How much your medical care already cost (and will cost in the future)
- Who bears liability
- How your injuries affected your work and life
Many other factors could influence your compensation. Your lawyer can explain more about what you may expect.
Get a Free Case Review for Your Savannah Personal Injury Case
If you struggle after an accident that someone else caused, you can get help today. Our personal injury lawyers serving Savannah know how to recover the compensation that personal injury victims need and deserve.
Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. – Savannah Office
100 Bull St,
Savannah, GA 31401
YOU CAN ALWAYS
AFFORD OUR HELP
Many injured victims often worry that they will not be able to afford legal assistance. This is a completely understandable concern, as qualified lawyers are often portrayed by the media as ‘expensive’. However, the reality is far different.
Indeed, at Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. our highly experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys take all claims on a contingency fee basis. Here is what that actually means for you and your family:
Free consultations: Our experienced legal team will review your personal injury case, free of charge. We will do this will out any obligations, strings or hidden cost for you. We are here to help you move your claim forward.
No out-of-pocket fees: We recoup our legal fees as a percentage of your settlement offer or successful verdict. Our clients never have to pay anything upfront or out of their own pocket, ever.
No hourly billing: With contingency fees agreements, you do not need to worry about hourly billing rates. When you hire us, you can pick up the phone and call your lawyer without getting charged for it.
No financial risks: Finally, if your case is not successful, then we do not get paid. At Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C., we are so confident that we can help you, that our firm will gladly take on all of the financial risks involved with bringing your case.
Get Aggressive Legal Help Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Atlanta, you need to take action now. To schedule your free case evaluation, please contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. today by calling 404-890-5631.
Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. – Savannah Office
1995 N Park Pl SE Suite 207,
Atlanta, GA 30339