How Your Marietta, GA Attorney Determines Your Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
The Phillips Law Firm attorney will evaluate your claim, taking into account the multiple details that can add to your settlement. He will set realistic, financial expectations and explain your case to you in layman’s terms so that you’ll know what to anticipate. A Personal Injury Claim can often take many months to conclude, but knowing that Dean Phillips is in your corner will ease the burden of worrying.
Compensation is known as damages in the realm of legal terms. Sometimes, damages are awarded to the victim by settling the case between the victim and wrongdoer or, more likely, their respective insurance companies. Juries or judges also provide damages to the victim if the case goes to trial. In either situation, this compensation can be awarded for .
- Quantifiable, Economic Damage (Special Damages)
- Medical Bills
- Vehicle Repair
- Lost Wages
- Property Damage
- Funeral Costs
- Non-Economic Damage (General Damages)
- Lasting Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Chronic Physical Pain
- Emotional Suffering
- Loss of Domestic/Household Services
- Punitive Damage (Rare)
- Determined by Judge or Jury
- Intended to Punish Wrongdoer in Extreme Circumstances
- Maximum Award is $250,000.00 Depending on Situation
Your settlement or damages is based on the reasonableness of your claim, an aspect that Dean Phillips will ensure as he prepares your demand for settlement or your case for trial. He knows what factors will be weighed.
- Your Age
- Your Gender
- What Type of Job You Have
- How Many Dependents You Support
- What Kind of Injury You Sustained
- Your Financial Situation
What Your Marietta, GA Personal Injury Attorney Will Do for You
Dean Phillips will listen to your story, glean the facts from your account, and will begin evaluating your case. Once he determines the wrongdoer’s responsibility to you, Dean Phillips will explain your case and begin to gather evidence. He will request your medical records, which will include any visits to the emergency room, radiology reports, prescriptions costs, and follow-up appointments with your primary care physician or specialist. He will get the insurance information from the wrongdoer to determine his or her policy limits. He will obtain the police report in motor vehicle accidents to verify who has been cited. He will calculate your wages for time missed from work. He can order depositions from the wrongdoer and secure testimony from expert witnesses. He has access to a prominent pulmonologist, who frequently collaborates with Dean on medical malpractice cases.
Whatever the nature of your personal injury claim, Dean Phillips will pursue your best interests aggressively and with integrity.