Carrollton Personal
Injury Lawyer

We are one of the most trusted Personal Injury law firms in Carrollton. For over twenty years, Attorney Met Lane has fought for justice for those involved in an accident that caused severe injury. Our attorney wants to help you succeed in securing compensation for your Personal Injury case. Give us a call today for a free consultation at 770-834-4107.
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When You're Injured By Anothers Negligence

Serious injuries can instantly disrupt your life and make it difficult or impossible to work, or provide for yourself and your family, or enjoy everyday activities. If you have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to recover money for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, reduced earning capacity and disability.

At Met Lane & Associates, P.C. we can help. We work with injuries involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Premise’s liability

 

Why You Shouldn't Deal Directly With Insurance Agents

Insurance companies handle thousands of insurance claims per year and will settle directly with you if possible, at an amount often far below the maximum value of the claim. Insurance companies will also attempt to settle with a lawyer for as low a number as possible, especially if they sense the lawyer is reluctant to go to court.

At Met Lane & Associates, P.C., we are not reluctant to go to court, and have a strong reputation within the legal community as aggressive litigators.

If you have questions about your rights following a car or truck accident, or an accident on a private or commercial property, contact us for a discussion of your case.

 

Essential Points About Personal Injury Claims in Carrollton, GA

In Carrollton, GA, personal injury claims can become very complicated by laws, deadlines, and processes. Therefore, it is most beneficial to work with an experienced Carrollton personal injury lawyer who knows Georgia law and knows how the local legal system operates.

At Met Lane Law, our goal is to ensure your case proceeds as smoothly as possible. So here are a few things to understand about an injury claim in Carrollton, GA:

  • Type of Lawsuit – Personal injury covers several particular types of cases, including medical malpractice, car accidents, and wrongful death.
  • Statute of Limitations (SOL) – The "statute of limitations" is another word for "deadline." In Georgia, the deadline is two years from the injury date to file a legal claim. After that time lapses, you may not be able to take lawful action.
  • Legal Fees – Filing, building, and litigating an injury claim has expenses. There are legal expenses, court fees, and administrative charges. Every law firm has different fees. Ask your attorney upfront about the costs that may apply to your case. Find out if any fees are due upfront. At Met Lane Law, we never require our personal injury clients to make any upfront payments - we only get paid if we win your case.
  • Insurance Settlement – Insurance companies will usually reach out to you with a quick settlement offer. In many instances, this proposal is the bare minimum that they can offer. It may or may not be sufficient to pay you for your expenses and damages. In some circumstances, it also does not correctly reflect what you are entitled to. Never take money from the insurance company without talking to a Carrollton personal injury lawyer first.

 

Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Carrollton for Free

Don't get left paying for costs from an injury you didn't even cause. At Met Lane & Associates, we can help you seek money for your losses. We don't back down to the insurance companies, and we know how to build a strong case that presents the facts. We'd be happy to give you a FREE consultation to get started today. Call us at 770-834-4107, or fill out the form on this page for your free consultation!

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury in Georgia:

 

What Kind Of Injuries Can You Get Compensation For?

Personal Injury Lawyer Met Lane can help you fight the insurance company for maximum compensation after being injured in Carrollton. Most types of injuries can qualify for a personal injury case in Georgia. The most common types of injuries we have seen are listed below.

 

Head Injuries

Head injuries can be a common type of injury from various accidents, including car accidents, slip & fall accidents, work injuries, etc. They can range in severity from a slight concussion to a traumatic brain injury.

Some of these kinds of head injuries can be tricky to get the insurance company to pay for, but often the damage cannot be seen.

At Met Lane & Associates, we are experienced in fighting for victim's rights and winning compensation for head injuries.

 

Back & Neck

Like head injuries, back & neck injuries are prevalent in many personal injury cases. Unfortunately, there is a wide variety of severe injuries to this part of the body. Therefore, it is essential to see the right doctor to help you with your recovery.

At Met Lane & Associates, your Carrollton Personal Injury Attorney, we understand how to build the case and get the insurance company to pay compensation claims for a back or neck injury. 

 

Broken Bones 

When someone is injured in an accident in Carrollton, broken bones are common. Contact Met Lane & Associates to discuss your rights to compensation after suffering broken bones from an accident caused by someone else's negligence.

 

What is my Personal Injury Case Worth?

The most common question we get is, "What is my accident case worth?". An attorney should NOT tell you any dollar amount upfront, especially if you are not done getting treatment for your injuries. If an attorney makes promises or quick assumptions about what he or she can get for you, this is not an ethical attorney you'd want to work with.

 

What Type of Compensation Can You Seek in an Injury Case?

You can usually make an injury claim with the insurance company against a negligent person that caused your accident. The at-fault party typically also receives a ticket from the officer for failing to obey traffic laws.

Compensation may be recovered for:

  • Medical care
  • Medical bills
  • Lost time at work
  • Pain and suffering

No attorney or insurance company should be giving you a dollar figure right after your accident. Each case is different. So if someone is throwing dollar signs at you, you may want to grab your things and run.

From our experience, here are some of the things that the insurance company may look at while determining your case value:

  • The total cost of your medical bills
  • How long you were treated for your injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • How much time you lost from work
  • Pre-existing injuries (Any injuries you had before your accident)

Remember, the insurance company is NOT your friend. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible, and they will try to get you to settle as quickly as possible. So, it is crucial to have an attorney on your side to look out for your best interests.

 

Do I have to file a police report before I can hire a lawyer?

Although having a police report is not required before hiring a lawyer for a personal injury case, it can be highly beneficial to have one on file before reaching out to a lawyer. Of course, you can seek legal counsel at any point; however, the sooner you receive a police report, the simpler it will be to win compensation for your case.

It would be in your best interest to have an experienced attorney on your side who is not afraid to go to court for your personal injury case and will deliver the results you want. Met Lane has over two decades of experience and can help you with your personal injury case. Call 770-834-4107 today for a free legal consultation. 

Even though a police report is not mandatory for hiring a lawyer, it would be prudent to file one to have official documentation of the event. Without a record of the incident, it can be challenging to prove that your injuries or damages are a result of your accident. In addition, a police report offers a timeline that confirms that the negligence of someone else who caused your injuries.

 

What is a slip and fall accident?

The term "slip and fall" is used for personal injury cases where a person slips or trips and gets injured on someone else's property due to negligence. The most common cause of slip and fall incidents are

  • Surface conditions such as uneven surfaces, wet or waxed floors
  • Loose floorboards/rugs/mats, spilled liquids, and ice
  • Ladders and stairs that have no handrail, slick surfaces, or are unsecured

 

What steps should I take after a slip and fall accident?

  1. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you should first seek medical attention immediately following the incident. 
  2. You should make sure to notify the management of the establishment of your accident and injury and obtain a copy of the accident report.
  3. Take pictures that show the cause of your accident. If you fell because of negligence to put out a warning sign, take a wide pan photo to show that there was no proper warning. It can also be beneficial to take pictures of your injuries, such as bruises, cuts, bandages, casts, or any other sign of injury.
  4. Save all documentation that has to do with your case, including related expenses, communication with your insurer, and records or document of absence from work to prove lost wages.
  5. Keep the clothes that you were wearing during the time of your accident. Do not wash the clothes after the accident. Any blood or damage done to them may be evidence for your case.
  6. Speak to your attorney before giving a statement to the negligent party's insurance holder.

 

Get in Touch With a Skilled Carrollton Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury or in an accident of any type, it is vital to retain an experienced attorney who can defend your rights.

Don't fight the insurance company alone - let us give you a free consultation to talk about your injury claim and explain how we can help you. 

We are skilled at negotiating and litigating for your maximum compensation, and we will work around your schedule, including evenings and weekends. Call us at 770-834-4107 and get your free consultation today.

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