Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You're injured in an accident, and don't know where to turn. You may have many questions on the legal and financial consequences of the accident, but we at Figueredo Law Offices, LLC, want you to stay focused on your healthy recovery. These are just a couple of questions we hear often from accident victims:

  • What forms of compensation am I entitled to for my injury? The biggest expense is often your medical treatment. You are entitled to payment for your full medical recovery, so be sure to keep all records of any spending that occurs due to your injuries. You are also often entitled to payment for lost wages, property damage, disabilities, pain and suffering, wrongful death and more.
  • Can't I just accept the insurance company's offer? Insurance companies operate on a profit, and want to pay out as little as they need to. They hardly have your best interests at heart, so you will virtually never be better off taking the insurance company's offer. Working with the insurance company can also be intimidating if you don't know the full extent of your rights. Our firm in Roswell can ensure you receive full and fair compensation from the insurance company, and it is almost always worth seeking legal counsel in these situations.
  • What if I can't afford a personal injury lawyer? That's okay! You pay nothing for our services until we are successful in securing you compensation. We also offer free initial consultations to get started with our attorneys. And when we are successful in your case, you only pay a percentage of the settlement or judgment — so you know we will be fighting for the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

For more questions, reach out to our legal team today to discuss your case. Every situation is different, and your questions deserve personal treatment.

Workers' Compensation FAQs

Workers' compensation is a complicated area of law to navigate alone. We understand you probably have many questions. These are just a few we hear often:

  • Is my injury covered by workers' compensation? If your injury occurred while you were working or at your workplace, then chances are it is covered by workers' compensation. Even when your employer is not at fault, you are entitled to benefits. The only injuries possibly not covered are those caused by your own gross negligence (such as operating heavy equipment while under the influence of drugs or alcohol) or self-inflicted injuries.
  • How do I know if I have a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury claim? You could have both. Workers' compensation claims are designed to protect the employer from personal injury lawsuits should an accident happen on the job. But if a third party outside the company causes that accident, you could have both a personal injury claim and a workers' compensation claim.
  • Does my immigration status affect my claim? Your immigration status has no affect on your claim — Georgia law is clear that even undocumented immigrants are entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
  • Will workers' compensation cover all of my expenses? Not necessarily. If you are out of work due to a temporary disability, for example, Georgia law states you will only be paid 2/3 of your average weekly income, with a cap of $575 per week. While all reasonable medical treatment is covered, benefits such as funeral costs also have a cap associated with them, meaning that you may not receive 100 percent compensation for your related expenses.

If you have more questions, call our firm today to speak to our talented legal team.

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Call our firm today at 770-901-2873 to schedule your first consultation, which is 100 percent free. Or you can reach out online to speak to a member of our team. We also make hospital and home visits when you are unable to travel to our offices. Don't hesitate to get started — let us help you through this trying time.