Have You Or A Loved One Been Injured?
If someone’s negligence or carelessness causes an injury or accident, they should be liable for damages. We handle personal injury cases to get compensation for people in Georgia who have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault. Georgia Trial Attorneys’ personal injury lawyers are passionate, dedicated advocates who protect the rights of accident victims and their families. We handle complex personal injury cases that involve car accidents, public transportation, truck accidents, premise liability, dog bites, nursing home abuse, wrongful death and other areas of personal injury law.
What Is A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
When someone is injured due to the negligence of another person or entity and suffers physical or emotional damages or a permanent or long-lasting disability, they can file a personal injury lawsuit and sue those responsible for the damages caused by their negligence. The injured person can seek monetary compensation for their injuries and for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfiguring and disability. A personal injury attorney can help the injured person navigate the civil court process to get the compensation they deserve.
Too often, personal injury attorneys have to fight insurance companies during a trial to help victims get the financial compensation they deserve. In other cases, an experienced personal injury lawyer can negotiate a settlement to avoid the expense, time and stress of a lawsuit.
As experienced personal injury trial lawyers, Georgia Trial Attorneys
has a reputation for vigorously representing our clients in court
against insurance companies.
Other law firms hire us to fight for their clients.
What Is 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 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.
Is There A Monetary Limit On Personal Injury Damages?
All states differ on limits for 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.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
We handle many types of personal injury cases. Our Georgia personal injury lawyers protect the rights of clients who are injured due to the negligence of another person or entity. Our attorneys are highly reviewed by our clients and colleagues for delivering aggressive, ethical and honest results. We are proud that other lawyers refer their personal injury cases to our legal team at Georgia Trial Attorneys.
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?
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.
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.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk drivers threaten the safety of everyone. Accidents caused by drunk drivers carry devastating consequences for victims and their families. While the drunk driver may walk away unharmed, his or her victims may be killed or left with serious, life-changing injuries. Georgia Trial Attorneys is committed to making our communities safer by holding drunk drivers accountable.
Hit and Run Accidents
Car accidents are jarring and unexpected. But that stress is compounded for the victim when the driver who hit them speeds away without pulling over. Causing an accident and fleeing the scene if a cowardly act. At Georgia Trial Attorneys, we help you obtain justice when you have been injured in an accident where the other driver fled the scene.
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.
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.
As a pedestrian, you have the right to cross the street in safety. Unfortunately, some drivers either don't see pedestrians or just don't care. Pedestrians are not protected in the event of an accident and generally suffer serious injuries. If a driver fails to pay attention and as a result injures a pedestrian, that driver should be held accountable.
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.
Rideshare Accidents (Uber/Lyft)
Rideshare services have become very popular in recent years. But with increased popularity comes the increased risk of a rideshare car accident. If you are injured in a rideshare accident as a driver or a rider, you need one of Georgia's Rideshare Attorneys. We have the experience and knowledge to take on these multi-million dollar companies.
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.
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.
Being hit by a tractor trailer is never minor. The size and weight of these trucks means that an accident will often lead to life-threatening or even fatal injuries. The drivers of these vehicles and the companies they drive for are held to a higher standard than your every-day driver. Hire the best Georgia trucking accident attorney to help you and your family.
It is important to act quickly. Wrongful death cases have short deadlines and the evidence often goes "missing" quicker than a case without life-threatening injuries. Fatal accidents happen on our roads, at work and even at the doctor's office. If a loved one died in any of the above situations, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
How We’re Different
Our personal injury attorneys treat every case on an individual basis and take a personalized approach with each client. At Georgia Trial Attorneys, we will fiercely advocate on your behalf. We are never afraid to go to trial if that is the best way to get justice for our client. From the moment you first meet with us, we will be creating a legal strategy that will help you get the compensation you deserve. We will work with you and your family through the entire process, and keep you updated on the status of your case so that you can concentrate on getting your life back in order after your injury.
Call Georgia Trial Attorneys for top-tier personal injury representation at an affordable rate, with a personal touch. Call 678-667-8965 for a free and confidential consultation today.