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FAQs

 Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP, a leading Atlanta law firm, handles a wide variety of medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Below, you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions that we hear from our clients.

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?

We review all new potential cases free of charge. We then take cases on a contingency basis, in which you pay nothing unless we prevail on your behalf.

How long do I have to file a law suit?

Depending on the type of case, you may have “the statute of limitations”, which is a deadline to file your lawsuit. As this can be determined by an attorney, it is important to speak quickly to one of our experienced attorneys to advise you on your case.

Do I have to go to trial?

Our experience is that clients don’t want to go to trial, if they can receive a fair settlement without a trial. At Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP, we do everything in our power to try and settle your case, while also doing everything necessary to get your case ready for trial if it cannot be settled through negotiations or mediation.

How much will I get when my case settles?

No attorney can guarantee a specific settlement amount, nor can they guarantee to win at trial, but at Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP, we will work with you to obtain the best possible result for your specific case.

How long does a case take?

There is no way to tell in advance how long a case will take to settle, because each case is unique. Medical malpractice cases generally take longer than personal injury cases, such as automobile accidents or slip and fall cases, where there is no question of liability

What types of cases do you take on?

Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP takes on cases that fall under the realm of personal injury or medical malpractice. This includes: surgical error, failure to diagnose, automobile accidents, and many more.

What exactly is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is any negligent or careless act by a doctor, nurse, dentist, or other health care professional that causes injury to the patient. This includes when healthcare workers fail to treat or properly care to the patient.

How do I know if I have a case?

The best way to determine this is to come into our office. Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP are specially qualified to determine if your case falls within the statute of limitations for that particular type of case, if the injury is severe enough, if the money awarded outweighs the cost of the case, and if the case can be proven with enough evidence and reliable witnesses. Because each case is different, it is best to come into the office so that our expert attorneys can review your case individually.

What should I do if I am involved in an automobile accident?

Stop your car, and make sure you are safe from traffic. Check for injuries and call the police. It is extremely important for the police to document how the accident happened, who was at fault and who was injured. This information, including the name of the driver, the name of the owner of the vehicle, and all of the insurance information, is essential to pursue a claim. If possible, take photographs of the scene and of the damage to the cars for further evidence. Seek medical treatment.

I have whiplash from an accident. Can I receive compensation to help cover my medical bills?

One of the most common injuries in automobile accidents is known as “whiplash” and can be a debilitating condition that is hard to prove because it does not show up on x-rays. Fortunately, Kaplan & Lukowski have the medical litigation expertise to help get you the help you need. If you have been injured in an automobile accident at the fault or a careless, reckless, or intoxicated driver, Kaplan & Lukowski will work to get you fair compensation from the insurance companies to cover your medical expenses and losses. If the insurance companies are resistant, Kaplan & Lukowski will fight for your rights in court before a jury.