Need an Injury Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case in Georgia?
Accidents happen every day in Georgia, just as in every other state in the expansive U.S. The problem is that so many drivers act with negligence when they should be abiding by the many laws and statutes put in place to keep people safe. In 2012, there was a total of 1,192 fatalities in accidents across the entire state. However, there were tens of thousands of injuries caused in accidents that could have been prevented if drivers weren’t speeding, driving under the influence, or driving distracted through the use of radios and cell phones. Many states are working toward reducing the number of injuries and fatalities that stem from serious accidents; however, we still see many today. Where do you turn when you have been injured in a personal injury claim?
Too many people make the mistake of not acting when it comes to their personal injury case every year. You don’t want to wait. If you wait to make your claim, you could be risking everything as you lose out on your ability to file altogether or lose evidence that could have once helped you as you made your way toward rightful compensation. Whether you choose to negotiate a settlement or go to trial, it is always helpful (and even vital) to have an experienced attorney on your side who can help you every step of the way. We want to help you achieve the damages you deserve, so call us today.
How an Attorney Can Help You
You should never attempt to handle any claim without the help of an experienced attorney. Have you received serious injuries and now you don’t know where to turn when it comes to compensation and the effects that your injuries have had on your life? There are 3 rules that you should always remember when it comes to deciding whether or not you need to bring a claim: If you have suffered severe injuries if you are faced with extensive medical bills, and if you have had a significant loss of income due to your injuries. If your long-term injuries are expected to follow you through life, you don’t want to delay your claim another day.
The best thing that you can do for yourself is to preserve your accident case because it is going to be nearly impossible to move forward if you don’t do it from the very beginning. You could lose key evidence, and nobody wants to experience that. As your attorney, we understand the legalities of your claim and working through the red tape to get you the results you deserve. You’ll be standing up big-name insurance companies and the other party’s attorney in many cases, which means that you may not know what to say or do, and we don’t want you to jeopardize your claim in any way. Perhaps a negligent party has caused huge effects on your life and now the medical bills are piling up, you have lost time at work and haven’t been able to survive off of your wages, or you are suffering on an emotional level as you relive the accident every day.
No matter how small or large your case, we want to help you in every single way. We handle a variety of cases and can apply our knowledge of the law to each and every one.
Types of Cases We Handle
Auto Accidents: Here’s a reason why you don’t want to wait when it comes to bringing your claim: Georgia only has a 2-year statute of limitations. This means, if it passes 2 years since you have found out about your injuries, you will not be able to bring a claim for damages. In car accident cases, you want to act quickly to retain your rights such as speaking to the police who arrive at your scene, taking information from witnesses, taking photographs of the accident scene, and receiving medical treatment. Drivers on the roads owe you a duty of care and you have a right to act if a driver was acting negligently, ultimately leading to your accident.
Bicycle Accidents: Bicycle accidents leading to injury and death happen all the time in Georgia. Drivers are supposed to always keep an eye out for bicyclists, as they are one of the most vulnerable people on the roadways, offered little protection from harm. If a driver has acted negligently and was not watching out for you, you have a right to a claim.
Bus Accidents: Bus accidents fall under common carrier law, which means that the business has a duty to carry you from point A to point B for a fee. This means that they owe their passengers the highest duty of care and, if this is breached, you may have a claim. Many buses work under government agencies, which may mean that you will have a different type of claim that involved a shorter statute of limitations and filing requirements. We are here for you.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents: Commercial vehicles include many different types of vehicles such as passenger vans, flatbed trucks, and more. Though they help our economy in many ways, commercial vehicles can also become involved in catastrophic accidents. One distinction you will have to make in your claim is whether the driver is an actual employee or independent contractor, as this could make or break your claim and determine who is liable – driver or company.
DUI Accidents: DUI-related accidents are usually always very serious because drivers who are intoxicated tend to drive at very high speeds. Not only will criminal penalties result in these cases, but you will be able to use this evidence as a way to give rise to your civil claim. You may end up with extensive injuries, which is why you will need our help every step of the way.
Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian injuries are on the rise. Pedestrians are owed the highest duty of care by drivers since they are most vulnerable to injuries on our roads. Unfortunately, far too many drivers fail to watch out for pedestrians even though they could very easily lose their lives in these serious accidents.
Trucking Accidents: Large trucks are some of the biggest vehicles on our roads; in fact, they are usually tens of thousands of pounds heavier than a typical motor vehicle. This is why there are many regulations in place that dictate what drivers can and can’t do, such as hours of service regulations and drug testing before hiring. When a truck accident occurs, a company and the driver could fall under liability. However, you want to act quickly to preserve your case.
As you can see, there are many complicated procedures and laws to remember in cases where you have sustained serious injuries. You don’t want to have to handle a case on your own when you are already working toward recovering from your injuries. We can help you when it comes to every aspect of your claim until you have received the compensation you deserve. Call us to find out how we can help you with your Georgia personal injury claim.