Georgia Trial Attorneys is a group of personal injury lawyers with passion and dedication to representing individuals and the families of individuals who have been injured. We handle complex personal injury cases that involve claims that have originated from vehicle accidents, public transportation, truck accidents, premise liability, and many other areas of personal injury law.
What Is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is when an individual has suffered physical damages and sometimes permanent or long lasting disability due to the wrongful conduct of another. Even wrongful death. The injured party then sues those responsible for the damages caused by their negligence. The injured party seeks monetary compensation, often with the help of an experienced attorney. Typically, an injured party will request compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and disability.
What are the Statute of Limitations?
In the state of Georgia, the statute of limitations describes the time period in which an injured person must file his or her lawsuit. If a suit is not filed by the deadline, then the personal injury case will not be accepted and it cannot be re-filed. Knowing your statute of limitation is critical. Your personal injury attorney will provide you with this information.
In Georgia, the time you have for filing a case for negligence that causes injury to a person is two (2) years from the date on which the injury or death occurred. The time for filing a case for minors and people who are legally incompetent (such as mental illness) at the time of the injury can be extended until the minor becomes an adult, or the incompetence is no longer an issue.
However, if your personal injury case is against a governmental agency, the rules provide that advanced notice requirements (called “ante-litem” notice requirements) be met.
Are there monetary limits on damages?
All states differ on the subject of limiting the amount of damages for personal injury cases. The limitations, or caps, are the amount of damages or losses that an injured party may receive, depending on the type of case. In the state of Georgia, there are no caps to damages or losses in medical malpractice or other kinds of personal injury cases.
Explore the Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
We are known for being serious advocates for those injured or killed in car accidents. The Georgia laws pursuant to vehicle accidents and the process to deal with them can be overwhelming.
Over the last 10 years, there are many more motorcycles on our roads. Unfortunately, there are many more terrible accidents. Not wearing helmets or protective gear translate into severe spinal cord and brain injuries.
Public transportation is convenient and reliable. But, if you’ve been injured in a crash, you are limited in the amount of time you have to work with an accident attorney and file a lawsuit.
Nursing Home/Elder Abuse
In the US, 5 million elderly family members and friends are abused while in the care of a nursing home. Do you know the signs? Unfortunately, elder abuse is not recognized until a serious injury happens or even death.
A property owner has an obligation to maintain his/her property in additional to ensuring there are warnings signs of unsafe conditions or impending dangers. Whether you’re an invited guest, a trespasser, or a licensed contractor – know your rights.
Slip and Fall
A slip and fall injury can happen when and where you least expect it. The injuries can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating.
Fall Injury Fact: If you fall and hurt yourself, the other party is liable only if their actions were a breach of legal duty that caused your fall. As the plaintiff, it is your burden to prove this. You must prove it by a preponderance of the evidence, which means you have to prove that- more likely than not- the defendant was negligent in creating the conditions that led to your fall.
With nearly 5 million dog bites occurring each year, children between the ages of 5 and 9 are most vulnerable. An incident can happen in the blink of an eye. And the painful incident may lead to a long term emotional scar.
High gas prices, nice weather, and healthier lifestyles have contributed to more bicycles on the road, and therefore more bicycle accidents. “Dooring” – although unintentional, is quite common. Did you know that Georgia’s law states that an occupant of a car, unless reasonably safe to do so, cannot open a door of a car into traffic?
How We’re Different
We treat every case on an individual basis and take a personalized approach with each client. Our personal injury attorneys will fiercely advocate on your behalf. We are never afraid to go to trial if that is the best way to obtain justice for our client. From the moment you first meet with us, we will be crafting and developing a legal strategy that will help you get the compensation you deserve. We will work with you and your family through the entire process. We want you to concentrate on getting your days back in order. Call Georgia Trial Attorneys for top-tier representation, at an affordable rate, with a personal touch. Call 678-392-1401 for a free consultation today.