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At The Finley Firm, our Alabama personal injury attorneys and Georgia personal injury lawyers handle personal injury cases with the utmost professionalism and care.

What is personal injury law?


Personal injuries can occur in may different ways, whether it is negligence, gross negligence, strict liability, or intentional conduct and in every part of our lives. Any act or omission which results in personal injury is something a personal injury lawyer can address. Examples include car wrecks, truck wrecks, slip and falls, burns, unsafe conditions, worksite injuries, etc. In order to recover for such injuries, an experienced personal injury lawyer will have to prove that some actionable conduct occurred, and an injury occurred as a result. Personal injury lawyers are familiar with the various ways that personal injuries can manifest themselves, as not all are obvious. Soft tissue injuries, nerve damage, and mental anguish are all personal injuries for which recovery is often possible. The personal injury lawyers at The Finley Firm are well-versed in personal injury law.




How is personal injury compensation calculated?


Personal injury damages can be difficult to calculate. Part of personal injury damages include the costs associated with treating the injury. So all of the charges for any diagnosis and treatment of the injury must be gathered. Then, an assessment must be made of those costs that will be incurred in the future as a result of the injury. There also may be pain and suffering or emotional distress that must be included, which can be difficult to calculate. An experienced personal injury attorney can use experts and other techniques to help show a jury the extent of pain and suffering experienced and to be experienced by the injured party. Then, it is up to the jury to determine what award should be made for such damages. Sometimes the conduct which caused the injury is so severe or reprehensible that the law allows the recovery of punitive damages. These are damages that are intended to prevent such conduct in the future by punishing the party causing the injury. The personal injury lawyers at The Finley Firm are experienced at calculating and demonstrating personal injury damages.




When should I contact a personal injury lawyer?


It is never too early to contact a personal injury lawyer once an injury occurs. In fact, when conduct occurs which is potentially actionable (negligence, car wrecks, etc.), it is a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer even if a personal injury is not evident. Sometimes it takes a while for the personal injury to manifest itself. The personal injury lawyers at The Finley Firm are experienced in addressing personal injury claims and regularly consult with physicians and other experts who can make a thorough assessment to determine whether an injury has occurred and can then evaluate the case.




Can I claim personal injury if I was at fault?


Fault is often difficult to determine when a personal injury occurs. Even though you may believe that you are at fault, the negligent or wrongful conduct of others may be the proximate cause of the injury under the law.

Let one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Finley Firm make that determination for you.




How are personal injury settlements paid out?


Personal injury settlements are paid out in a number of ways. Sometimes they are paid in a lump sum. Sometimes they are paid out over time. If a settlement is reached, you will likely have the opportunity to determine how you would like for it to be paid out.

The personal injury lawyers at The Finley Firm regularly handle personal injury settlements involving a wide variety of payment or pay out terms.





Alabama Personal Injury Attorneys & Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injuries can be caused by many things, such as negligence, defective products, and other wrongful conduct. Our personal injury attorneys handle cases including the following:

  • Burns

  • Broken bones

  • Surgeries

  • Nerve damage

  • Mental anguish

  • Emotional distress

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Sprains

  • Spinal injuries

  • Amputations

  • Lung damage

  • Head injuries

  • Reconstructive surgery

  • Implants

  • Disabilities

We handle personal injury claims stemming from many different events, such as:

  • Car wrecks

  • Truck accidents

  • Industrial accidents

  • Construction

  • On-the-job injuries

  • Chemical exposures

  • Fires

  • Falls

  • Slip and falls

  • Electrocutions

How Personal Injury Claims Work

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Every cause of action or potential claim has a statute of limitations or a deadline by which a lawsuit must be filed to recover for the damages done. Many claims are never brought or are dismissed because they are brought too late. 

 

Determining the statute of limitations that may apply to a particular claim may depend on a number of factors, such as how the damage or personal injury occurred, where the incident causing the damage occurred (work, home, a business, on land, on water, in what state, etc.), who engaged in the act or omission which caused the damage, what caused the damage, when the damage or injury manifested itself, or when the injured person knew or should have known of the injury, and how the claim is presented (statutory cause of action, common law, etc.). 

 

The lawyers at The Finley Firm are familiar with the various applicable statutes limitations and can determine which ones may apply to your situation. 

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