For personal injury cases, a statute of limitations is the length of time you have to file a lawsuit after the injury happened. In Georgia, the statute of limitations is generally two years. Spouses also have the ability to file claims for changes to the marriage caused by a partner’s injury like loss of companionship or loss of care. This is known as loss of consortium, and the statute of limitations is four years after the spouse’s injury.
Each case is unique, and total compensation will vary depending on different circumstances. To better understand the total compensation you can expect, we will evaluate all of the expenses you’ve incurred, lost wages, the severity of injuries, and other contributing factors. Keep in mind, some cases are awarded higher settlements than expected, and serious cases are likely to be awarded more compensation.
We advise all our clients to keep close track of all medical expenses and document pain and suffering they experience. Being prepared makes all the difference in personal injury cases. We have a track record of achieving significant seven-figure settlements because we come to the courtroom better prepared than the insurance companies.
Some cases are resolved quickly before even filing a lawsuit, but some cases require aggressive action that can take time. We are not afraid to hold out for a better settlement if we believe it’s in our client’s best interest. Some big TV lawyers will promise you a quick resolution, but don’t be fooled. They may overlook key factors in your case that could mean the difference between what you get and what you deserve. Once we evaluate your case and your specific circumstances, we can advise you on how long your case will take. We provide free, no-obligation evaluations to help you understand what you can expect.
We work on a contingency basis. Meaning, our fee is a percentage of your total compensation recovered. There is no cost to hire our firm initially and we provide free, no obligation consultations. Our history of winning large settlements for our clients speaks to our dedication and determination. We only take cases we feel confident about then we pour all our energy into maximizing your settlement.
Insurance companies are motivated to minimize your pain and suffering and seek the lowest settlement possible. They are not necessarily interested in your personal well being and wholeness. Insurance adjusters will try to get you on record, making statements about your injury that could undermine your claim later. That’s why working with an attorney that you can trust is critical. Start interviewing attorneys as soon as possible after your injury to protect yourself and maximize your settlement.
Yes. Personal injury plaintiffs in Georgia can claim lost income as a result of their injuries in addition to medical expenses.
Most health insurance policies will cover personal injury claims. Some may include disclaimers that the policy will not cover injuries that resulted from someone else’s negligence. We can advise you on this during your free, no-obligation consultation.
Negligence means you sustained injuries because another party did not sufficiently exercise caution to prevent them.
Georgia does not limit the amount of compensation a plaintiff can receive for pain and suffering in personal injury cases. This is why some plaintiffs receive significant settlements that well exceed just medical expenses and lost wages.
Burn and Fire Injuries
Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall
Nursing Home Negligence
Medical Device Failure
Hospital Acquired Infections
Tortious Interference with Business Relations
Fraud, Deceit and Misrepresentation
Conversion and Trover
Defamation: Libel and Slander
False Light in the Public Eye
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
The allowable damages for personal injury cases depend on the injuries sustained and the type of claim. Injuries and settlements from vehicle accidents are different from a work-related injury, for example. Georgia allows plaintiffs to claim several kinds of damages, including but not limited to:
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