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Compassionate Legal Guidance When You Are Hurt In An Accident

Last updated on April 3, 2024

PJ Campanaro Attorney at Law is proud to stand up for the rights of people who have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party. If you survived a serious accident or you lost a loved one in an accident, then PJ Campanaro is here to compassionately represent you.

Our founding attorney, PJ Campanaro, has more than 20 years of experience advocating for injured clients in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. She will work tirelessly for you to hold negligent parties and their insurance companies accountable for your damages.

Assisting Those Who Are Hurt In A Variety Of Accidents

PJ Campanaro Attorney at Law accepts personal injury cases of nearly every type, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Slip and falls, and trip and falls
  • Nursing home injuries
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death

Ms. Campanaro’s experience with a wide variety of cases has given her the ability to analyze information quickly and build a strong case for her clients. She understands how to work with law enforcement, medical professionals, insurance representatives and other individuals to bolster your case.

Insurance Companies Are Not On The Side Of Injured People

After an accident, a representative from your insurance company and the other party’s insurance company will reach out to you to speak with you. Do not speak with them until you have an attorney.

Insurance companies have only one priority: To maximize their own profits. As a result, insurers offer victims low settlements that do not always cover the full extent of damages. Before speaking to the insurance company, speak to PJ Campanaro Attorney at Law.

Is your injury affecting a family law issue or a criminal case in your life? We can represent you in those areas, too.

Proving Negligence In Personal Injury Cases

Unlike in many criminal cases, in a personal injury claim, you do not have to prove that the defendant hurt you on purpose. Usually, you only need to show that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of due care, such as the duty a driver owes other people on the road to act reasonably safely behind the wheel.
  • The defendant failed the duty of due care, such as by driving drunk or running a red light.
  • The defendant’s negligent actions directly or indirectly caused your injuries.
  • You suffered damages as a result.

If you can prove these things are more likely true than not, Georgia law says you are entitled to financial recovery to put you in the same position as if the accident never happened. The at-fault parties and their insurance coverage are the ones who should pay, not you.

For some cases, such as those where the victim was hurt by a defective product, the courts use the strict liability rule. In those cases, you do not have to prove that the defendant was negligent. You only have to show that they committed the actions that led to your injuries.

Damages that you, as the injured party, can seek from the defendant and their insurance company include financial compensation for things like your hospital bills. For catastrophic injuries like paralyzing spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries, the cost of medical care in the hospital and proper care at home can easily reach hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Such life-changing disabilities could mean you cannot work anymore and have lost wages as a result. Property damage to your vehicle can also cost thousands for repairs or replacement.

Then there are noneconomic damages you have suffered, including pain and suffering, reduced quality of life and emotional distress. In cases when the defendant intentionally hurt you or acted extremely negligently, you could also receive punitive damages.

For maximum compensation for severe injuries in a traffic accident or other incident because of someone else’s negligence, you need a personal injury lawyer’s help. Ms. Campanaro’s mission at our firm is to help people whose lives have been affected by personal injuries get fair compensation for their financial losses.

Personal Injury FAQ

You probably have many questions about how personal injury claims work. The answers to the following FAQ could help.

Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury claim requires you to file certain documents with the court and serve the insurance company by certain deadlines. A mistake in one of these filings could doom your claim, no matter how much compensation you are entitled to. An experienced personal injury lawyer will handle these details for you so your claim can be judged on its merits.

Insurance companies spend millions of dollars on their legal departments and outside counsel. Having a lawyer on your side can help level the playing field.

How long does a personal injury case take to settle?

There is no set period of time in which you and the insurance company must reach a settlement. It can depend on the particular facts of your case, the severity of your injuries, how much compensation you are seeking and how reasonably the insurance provider acts. Generally speaking, a case involving serious bodily harm can take months to settle. If the insurance company will not settle reasonably, you may have to go to court, which could take years. However, most personal injury claims are settled.

How much is my case worth?

This depends on factors like:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Your prospects for recovery
  • Your age and education
  • Your earning capacity before the accident

Basically, the more your injuries have cost you economically (in things like medical bills and lost past and future income) and noneconomically (i.e., in pain and suffering and emotional trauma), the more compensation you should be entitled to.

Talk To An Attorney Now

You can speak to the firm’s attorney for free when you schedule a no-risk, no-obligation initial consultation at her Evans office. To get your free consultation, call 706-770-6868 or send the firm an email. PJ Campanaro Attorney at Law is ready to fight for compensation for you.