An Award-Winning Firm Serving all of Savannah & Southeast, GA
Lasky Cooper Law is a locally owned and operated firm in historic downtown Savannah, GA. Our team of attorneys is confident in our ability to communicate with our clients and guide them through the process of their claim for personal injury, car and truck accident, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and social security and disability cases. In addition to our areas of focus, our team is more than capable of handling other legal matters, like DUI and misdemeanor criminal offenses.
Through trying times, we’re here to discuss listen to your problems, discuss all relevant matters, and optimize compensation for your case. We believe that communication is essential in giving our clients will give our clients the satisfaction they need and deserve. Our law firm thanks you for considering and trusting us with your legal matters. We ask that you read through our frequently asked questions for any of your concerns.
If you or a family member experiences any iinjury, you can benefit from speaking to a lawyer. Often the insurance company for the person who caused the accident will try to settle with you before you have an opportunity to retain an attorney, because they know they can settle the case for less money. If you have legal representation, your lawyer, who is experienced in all aspects of personal injury cases, will investigate your case by obtaining statements from witnesses, taking photos of the accident scene and vehicles involved, and doing everything he or she can to make sure you receive an appropriate settlement, and if not, prepare your case to go to trial.
There is no charge for the first meeting. We offer free consultations for your case.
Unlike many other lawyers, our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. That means the lawyer gets paid only if he or she helps collect money for you. If the lawyer is successful, a percentage of the settlement will go to the lawyer for a fee. The percentage fee is computed before deducting expenses.
No. If either party has liability insurance and if the insurance company is willing to volunteer a fair settlement, you do not have to bring a lawsuit. If they are not willing to make a settlement, or if they are not willing to pay you the fair value of your claim, then with your permission we will file a lawsuit on your behalf.
There is no set amount. The primary reason you need an attorney is to help you evaluate the value of your case. Most attorneys who handle personal injury cases are familiar with how juries react in similar cases. This gives the attorney guidance as to how to advise you regarding a fair settlement. The amount of your medical bills, wage loss, and other out-of-pocket expenses, as well as the seriousness and permanency of your damages, will help the attorney decide what fair and reasonable compensation is for your case.
In general, you have at least two years from the date of the accident or negligent act to file a lawsuit for your case. The time limit may be longer or shorter under certain circumstances. There also may be important deadlines for providing notices to various governmental agencies that have caused your injuries.
If you are a competent adult over the age of 18 and are injured, you must bring the lawsuit in your own name. If you are a minor under the age of 18 or an incompetent adult, then suit must be brought by either your parents or guardian.