Negotiating Sound Personal Injury Settlements

The dependable representation you need after a serious accident
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident resulting in serious injuries, a skilled attorney will help you seek the compensation you need and deserve through a personal injury lawsuit. At Nicholson Phillips, we have years of experience with negotiating fair settlements for injured people throughout Marietta, Canton and the surrounding areas. We know and understand the common tactics insurance companies and opposing counsel use to reduce the amount they need to pay injury victims — and we refuse to let them off the hook. When you need a dedicated advocate to assist you after a personal injury affects your family, place your trust in our respected team.

Key concerns after a personal injury
A serious injury may leave you with numerous questions, including how you will pay for medical treatment, how you’ll support your loved ones if you can no longer work and how long it will take to receive the compensation you need. A knowledgeable attorney will help you pinpoint the exact cause of your personal injury, determine the current and future costs of your medical care and estimate your potential loss of income.

The following are some of the most common types of injuries individuals suffer, often spurring the need to seek monetary damages:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Chronic pain
  • Illnesses due to toxic exposure
  • Medical and surgical injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and brain injuries

As you can imagine, some of the injuries may only require a few weeks to recover from, while others could involve long-term care and rehabilitation. The severity of your injury will play a significant role in the amount of compensation you should receive. The process of determining damages is based on factors like the effect an injury has on the victim’s lifestyle, the age of the victim, the amount of ability lost and how long it will take for a full physical recovery to take place — if it’s possible at all.

Special considerations for wrongful death claims
After the death of a loved one due to the reckless actions or negligence of another person or entity, it can be frustrating to deal with insurance adjusters and attorneys. You need a wrongful death lawyer who understands your concerns and takes on your case with a high level of competence and compassion. Your lawyer’s responsibilities include negotiating with insurance companies for fair compensation to cover medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of financial support, loss of companionship and emotional pain and suffering.

Why You Need an Injury Lawyer

While your individual circumstances after an injury may vary greatly from someone else’s, your decision to hire an attorney is most likely based on a specific need. Nicholson Phillips has collected some of the most prominent reasons clients choose to meet with a Bartow County personal injury attorney and discuss personal injury law in Georgia.

A lawyer can provide an objective legal assessment
You need an individual who does not have a personal stake in your injury to give you an honest assessment of your claim. It is difficult for you to detach yourself from your suffering in order to present the details of your injury to the insurance company or a court of law. Well regarded in the legal community for his skill as an attorney, C. Alan Nicholson provides wise, objective advice and representation to injury victims.

A lawyer has experience handling cases like yours
Personal injury settlements do not always involve the same laws and regulations. A law firm that has worked with injury victims has extensive experience with the various statutes applicable to your case.

Nicholson Phillips has experience handling injury law related to the following types of cases:

  • Automobile, motorcycle, truck and bus accidents
  • Premises liability and slip and fall accidents
  • Injuries from fires and explosions
  • Wrongful death
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • A lawyer has access to resources

Attorneys have access to legal documents and decisions on injury claims that the average person does not. Many firms have their own libraries where lawyers can do the research necessary to support your claim in court.

Also, an established firm such as Nicholson Phillips has working relationships with accident reconstructionists and other specialists who can provide evidence in your case. These are critical elements in proving the validity of your claim.

A lawyer has experience dealing with insurance companies
Insurance companies have teams of lawyers supporting their cases. They are unlikely to negotiate with a single injury victim who has no experience with personal injury law in Georgia. A Marietta injury attorney shows the insurance company and negligent parties involved that you take your case seriously and are willing to take legal action against them if necessary.