Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases
A personal injury occurs when a person is the victim of another party’s reckless, careless, or negligent actions. When another person (or organization) is at fault for your injuries, you may be entitled to monetary compensation.
At the Atlanta, Georgia law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, personal injury attorney Richard C. Mitchell represents catastrophic injury victims statewide. We represent victims and families who have suffered severe injuries, even wrongful death. Our lawyers possess the knowledge and experience necessary to help you obtain the maximum compensation possible. Since our firm’s establishment in 1997, we have protected the rights of victims and provided expert guidance throughout the legal process. If you have been injured as a result of an auto accident, a construction accident, or medical malpractice, contact an Atlanta, Georgia personal injury attorney at our law firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Personal Injury FAQ
Do I need a personal injury attorney?
If another party’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence has caused you to be injured, you should always contact an experienced Atlanta, Georgia personal injury attorney. Statistics show that victims who choose to “go it alone” receive substantially less compensation than those who retain representation.
What kind of personal injury cases does Mitchell & Shapiro handle?
Our personal injury lawyers handle claims involving, among other things:
- Catastrophic personal injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Burn injury
- Wrongful death
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Child injury
- Workplace injury
- Construction accidents
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
How will my personal injury attorney help me prepare for trial?
Atlanta, Georgia personal injury attorney Richard C. Mitchell will take extraordinary care to ensure that you thoroughly understand what to expect in the event that a settlement cannot be reached before trial. We will help you through each step of your lawsuit, provide accurate and thorough information about your claim, and ensure that you are aware of your legal rights.
Should I accept a settlement or go before a jury?
The decision to accept or decline a settlement offer can be very difficult. Your personal injury attorney will thoroughly discuss any offer with you, weighing the pros and cons of settling. Though we will offer our opinion regarding the offer’s fairness, in the end the decision is always yours.
What compensation can I receive in a personal injury lawsuit?
Depending on the nature of the cases, compensatory damages may cover these or other expenses resulting from your injury:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages, including overtime
- Mental anguish or disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Physical disability
- Loss of companionship
- Property damage
- Transportation charges
Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys
At the Atlanta, Georgia law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, our personal injury attorneys provides expert legal representation to medical malpractice, auto accident, and personal injury victims. Our lawyers can help you hold the parties responsible for your injuries liable for their actions.
If you require the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney, please contact Mitchell & Shapiro to learn more about the firm’s unique qualifications or to inquire about your specific case. Our lawyers are well versed in Georgia’s personal injury laws and can advise you on the best course of action for you and your family.