Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
Prepared to help those injured through another party’s negligence
If you are injured by the negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Gregory S. Shurman, LLC handles personal injury matters, including:
What to do if you’ve had a personal injury
Consult a personal injury lawyer. If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident; on the job or while on someone else’s property, you should immediately consult with an attorney who can advise you on how to proceed with your claim. Gregory S. Shurman, LLC offers free consultations to discuss and evaluate your case.
Do not speak with anyone besides an attorney. Whatever the case, don’t let insurance adjustors, investigators or potential defendants pressure you into making statements on the telephone or agreeing to their leading questions, such as, “you’re feeling better, right?” The adjustor or other party you speak to may testify about your statements in these conversations, and your case may be significantly damaged. This is why it’s best not to speak to anyone after your injury other than your personal injury lawyer.
Do not sign a medical release form. If you have been in an auto accident, the insurance company may send you a medical record release to sign. Many of these releases include language which gives them access to all of your medical records, include counseling, drug treatment, mental health, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. Once they receive this information and put it in their computer it is available for anyone with access to see. It’s best to contact a lawyer before you sign any forms.
See a reliable and trustworthy medical doctor. If you’ve been injured, you want to get the appropriate treatment you need to get better. You cannot rely solely on the emergency room physician’s initial assessment of you — consult a medical doctor you trust to get an assessment of your medical situation. Getting the proper diagnosis is crucial to receiving the appropriate compensation.
Consult an attorney immediately following your injury. Sometimes people wait weeks, months or even a year or more before filing a personal injury lawsuit. But the time you can legally file suit runs out quickly, and the evidence supporting your claim can diminish.
It is important that you stay in regular contact with your attorney and inform him about any situations that may affect your case. Remember, your lawyer wants to help you obtain the best possible resolution, and communication is critical for the optimal results.
Contact a skilled Atlanta personal injury law firm today
Call Gregory S. Shurman, LLC at 404-248-3930 or contact the firm online to schedule your free consultation with personal injury attorney Gregory S. Shuman.
The Law Offices of Gregory Shurman are here to serve the Atlanta, Chamblee, Oak Grove, Lenox, Brookhaven and Buckhead area. We are proudly located close to zip codes 30329, 30024, 30045, and 30033.