Let Our Alpharetta Injury Attorney Help with your Claim
While it’s true that accidents happen, many accidents could be prevented if people were more careful. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. However, you will need help from an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to get results. From dealing with your insurance company to bringing your case to trial, Alpharetta’s personal injury attorney Amber Gilormo can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Gilormo Injury Law – A Full-Service Personal Injury Law Firm Dedicated to Alpharetta Residents
We’re prepared to handle almost any type of personal injury case including the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents (car, truck, motorcycle, and more.)
- Pedestrian accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we can help. More importantly, we don’t just handle settlements. For cases that can’t be settled, we pursue the matter in court until we get results. As seasoned litigators, we know how to navigate the court system so that you can get the compensation you need with an injury lawyer you trust.
An Alpharetta Personal Injury Attorney Committed to Children
Unfortunately, some accidents involve injuries to children. These cases require special consideration and attention because your child’s future is at stake. Alpharetta child injury lawyer Amber Gilormo understands what you need to make sure they get the help they need and fair compensation for their injuries.
We know how difficult it can be if your child has been injured. We have experience working with families to help their child make a full recovery in the following types of cases:
- Injuries suffered at daycare facilities schools
- Sports injuries
- Children injured by motor vehicles while walking or biking
- Children injured in car accidents
When a child suffers an injury, there are special factors that need to be considered. They may require unique treatments to prevent life-long injuries. In severe cases, they may suffer a disability that will limit their ability to work and enjoy a normal life. In addition, you may need to take time off from work or leave your career in order to provide the care you need. An experienced Alpharetta child injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need to provide the future they deserve.
Understanding Fault in Personal Injury Claims
In order to pursue a claim for compensation, you need to be able to demonstrate that the other party was responsible for your accident. In other words, you have to eventually prove that they were at fault. When it comes to personal injury cases, most claims fall into the following categories when it comes to proving fault:
- Intentional harm. The other party intended to cause you harm. Assault and battery are examples of intentional harms.
- Negligence. Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. Negligence is when someone didn’t intend to cause harm, but instead, failed to take reasonable care to prevent the accident that caused your harm.
- Reckless or wanton actions. This is similar to negligent behavior in that the other party may not have intended to cause your injury. However, the other party’s behavior was beyond typical negligence, and in certain cases, may entitle you to additional compensation.
With these categories of fault in mind, our Alpharetta personal injury attorneys then have to prove the following in order to prove your case:
- The other party owed you a legal duty. For example, all motorists owe other drivers a legal duty to drive safely and follow the rules of the road.
- The other party breached that legal duty. This is the step where you show that the other party intentionally, negligently, or recklessly caused your accident.
- You were harmed as a result of the breach. This may seem obvious, but you need to prove that your injuries were sustained as a result of the accident.
This may all seem very straightforward, but it can be more complicated than it appears. Seemingly insignificant facts can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. If you’ve been injured and believe someone else is at fault, our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys will know how to prove your claim and how the law will apply to your case.
How an Alpharetta Injury Attorney Can Help You Build Your Case
Your first concern is making a full recovery when you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury. As a result, it can be overwhelming to deal with insurance companies and document your claim. Unfortunately, the days and weeks following your accident are critical if you need to pursue compensation. Here are some of the ways that an Alpharetta personal injury attorney can help:
- Your lawyer can compile all of the documentation you will need: medical bills and records, accident reports, and witness statements.
- Your lawyer can help you calculate your lost income as a result of the accident, which can often include amounts in addition to your lost wages.
- Your lawyer can speak to the opposing party and insurance company representatives on your behalf, as well as any other parties related to your accident.
No matter how obvious it may be that the other party is responsible for your accident, you still have to prove your case. Your lawyer can focus on collecting the evidence critical to your claim so that you can focus on getting better.
What to Expect When You Meet with an Alpharetta Personal Injury Attorney
No matter the specific type of claim, many people are hesitant to meet with an attorney about their case for a variety of reasons. They’re worried about what it might cost or whether they will say the right things. However, the first meeting is an important step in deciding whether you should pursue a claim. It is your opportunity to determine whether the attorney is a good fit for you and to learn what the next steps may be. When you first meet with an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer, you should expect the following:
- The attorney should listen carefully to your account of what happened.
- The attorney should identify any potential factual or legal issues in your case.
- The attorney should provide a general strategy of how they would handle your claim and what they think the expected outcome will be.
- The attorney should provide you with an estimate of what your personal injury claim may be worth.
At Gilormo Injury Law, the first consultation is always free. We will provide you a candid and honest assessment of your case, explain how we would handle your claim, what the challenges may be, and provide an estimate of what your case is worth. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision about how to proceed.
Understanding Your Compensation Options
If you’ve suffered a serious injury, your losses could extend far beyond the medical bills you’ve accumulated to date. Unfortunately, many non-lawyers underestimate what their injuries will cost. Under the law, you are entitled to be made whole, which means you are entitled to compensation for all of your losses. The total value of your claim will include the following components:
- Your medical expenses, especially any uncovered expenses such as deductibles and copays.
- Any and all lost income, such as lost wages, because you were unable to work due to your injury or had to take time off to receive medical treatment.
- Any other expenses caused by the accident such as accommodations to your home or increased transportation costs because you cannot drive.
- Pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your injuries.
Pain and suffering are the most difficult of these components for non-lawyers to calculate because there are no bills that you can refer to. Instead, damages awarded for pain and suffering attempt to compensate you for the physical pain and mental anguish caused by your accident. Georgia does not limit the amount you can seek for pain and suffering and does not mandate you to use a specific formula. However, we recommend that you consult with an experienced Alpharetta personal injury lawyer to formulate your claim to ensure the best possible recovery.
The Benefits of a Settlement for Your Injury Claim
Understandably, many accident victims do not want to go to court. The idea of suing someone or having to testify in court can be intimidating for most non-lawyers. Fortunately, most personal injury claims are settled before they go to trial, and many are settled even before a lawsuit is filed. Settlement is an attractive option for many people because it means your claim will be resolved sooner rather than later.
Insurance companies will demand that you prove your claim before they pay your claim, which means you will have to carefully document your claim and submit the proper evidence. In addition, insurance companies routinely make lowball settlement offers based on spurious reasons why you shouldn’t receive full value for your claim. A knowledgeable Alpharetta personal injury lawyer can hold the insurance company responsible and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Answering Common Questions about Injury Claims
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
Each situation is unique, so this can be difficult to determine since there can be a wide variety of injury types and causes. Working with an Alpharetta injury attorney is an important step in determining if you have a case. Gilormo Injury Law will listen to you explain the facts of your case, and will evaluate factors such as fault and damages. You can trust Amber to give you an honest assessment and explain your options to you.
How long will my case take?
It is difficult to determine how long it will take a case to reach a resolution. There are many factors involved in determining damages that will be a significant part of your case. Until damages are determined, it will be difficult to move toward a resolution since so much is unknown. Some of the considerations in determining damages are the severity of your injury, the recovery period and time off work (if your injuries are severe such that they prevent you from working), and compensation for ongoing care for long-lasting injuries. Fortunately, working with an attorney can help keep your path to resolution smooth and moving forward. There are other aspects of your injury case that will affect its timeline, including the involvement of insurance companies, the court’s timeline, and whether you are going to accept a pre-trial settlement or wish to pursue a trial.
Will I need to pay taxes on my personal injury settlement?
Taxes are a complex issue. Generally, settlement proceeds received from an injury case are not taxable in Georgia if those proceeds are compensation for an injury. However there may be instances where the way in which the payments are classified when awarded may make the money taxable. You are encouraged to work with a professional tax advisor to answer these questions that are unique to your case.
What if my child is injured in an accident?
Children and their families are precious to us. Gilormo Injury Law will treat the investigative aspects of your child’s injury claim with compassion and understanding while advocating for your family’s recovery. There are also special considerations when evaluating a child injury claim and associated damages, which we can explain to you during your consultation.
Can I still recover from my personal injury even if I am partially at fault?
In Georgia, it is possible to recover from your personal injury accident even if you are partially at fault, though the amount will be less than full damages. However, when multiple parties are involved, the assessment of fault becomes complex. Working with an Alpharetta personal injury attorney can help you recover what you deserve.
How much will it cost to hire an Alpharetta personal injury attorney?
At Gilormo Injury Law, we offer free consultations to potential clients. Not only that, but we do not collect attorneys’ fees until we win your case. We are here to serve you.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Gilormo Injury Law Today
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, Gilormo Injury Law can provide you with dedicated and compassionate legal representation. Call us at 770-343-7101 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help.
Getting to Know Alpharetta
Alpharetta is a growing city in Fulton County, Georgia. It is a great place to work, play, and live. There is never a shortage of events and activities to take part in; all you need to do is take a look. Outdoor concerts, festivals, and cultural events fill our calendar each month, enriching our community.
Alpharetta is run by a mayor and city council who are elected every two years. Our city’s government focus is on building community, promoting safety, and providing effective services and leadership. We have dedicated and vibrant parks and recreation department that provides opportunities for exercise, community involvement, relaxation, and general enjoyment of our city.
While we are thrilled about the development of Alpharetta, growth is accompanied by growing pains, some of which can result in accidents. If you happen to be injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or some other type of accident, you can reach out to Amber at Gilormo Injury Law to discuss your claim.
Gilormo Injury Law is proud to have an office in Alpharetta, Georgia. We are passionate about helping those in our community when they have suffered an injury, and are glad to offer this location to conveniently meet our clients.
Business Development in Alpharetta
Alpharetta is a great place to grow personally and professionally. Alpharetta is welcoming businesses to foster economic development in the area. Vendors are welcome to offer their services to the city and grow along with us.
As far as private business development, downtown Alpharetta has been rebranded and redistricted to encourage further economic development. With nearly two square miles of businesses, restaurants, and retail space, downtown Alpharetta is making its mark as a destination to grow and connect.
Technology is booming in the city as well. Through development initiatives and incubator projects, more than 600 jobs have been added to the Alpharetta area, with millions of dollars invested in start-up development.
Musical Events in Alpharetta
Alpharetta is not just blossoming as a business hub but as a cultural hub too, as it is a wonderful place to enjoy live music. The city is graced with a great selection of various concert series, outdoor music spaces, music festivals, and iconic venues.