Whether it is an automobile accident, slip and fall accident, or an injury that occurs on the premises owned by another, dealing with an injury takes its toll on you physically and mentally. It is important to have the proper guidance and legal representation you deserve immediately after an incident. Otherwise, you may have to go up against insurance companies and defense attorneys all on your own while also trying to recover from your injuries and pay off expensive medical bills. It is a lot for one person to handle alone.
At The Fowler Firm, we provide comprehensive, compassionate, and effective representation to wrongfully injured clients throughout Georgia. If you or a loved one has recently been seriously injured, we are available to fight for your right to justice and fair compensation. We work on a contingency basis, meaning there are no legal fees unless we win your case, and we are available 24/7 in case of emergency.
What Is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law is a civil legal field that allows an injured individual or their representative (the plaintiff) to sue the person, people, or entity responsible for their accident (the defendant). For example, if a doctor leaves a surgical instrument in a patient’s body following an operation, the patient can sue. Similarly, you can sue a negligent driver if they caused a traffic accident you were involved and injured in.
Why sue in the first place if you have health or auto insurance? Unfortunately, insurance settlements rarely cover the full extent of a person’s accident-related expenses unless the injury was very minor. Insurance companies tend to look after their own bottom line rather than the well-being of their customers. For this reason, your best option for receiving enough compensation to cover all your medical expenses, property damages, lost wages, and other losses is to take legal action.
Georgia Personal Injury Law
Personal injury claims are subject to deadlines and set procedures just like in other areas of the law. Some important ones to note include:
- In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. This means you must initiate your claim no later than two years from either the date of the injury or the date that you discovered the injury or illness.
- Under Georgia law, negligence is a type of tort that happens when a person fails to exercise a required duty of care and another person is injured. Negligence is the basis of all personal injury claims—you must prove that the defendant caused your injury by acting carelessly or recklessly.
- Georgia’s modified comparative fault or “contributory negligence” rule reduces or eliminates damages if you’re found to be partly or mostly at fault for your accident. This means that if you are found 50% or more at fault for your injuries, you cannot recover compensation.
- Unlike many other states, Georgia does not limit the amount of damages that you can recover, meaning that you can receive whatever amount the court deems fair and appropriate.
The Fowler Firm Can Help You Obtain Just Compensation
It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney soon after your accident to be sure that the insurance company is factoring every financial aspect of your claim in order for you to receive the full and fair value for your injuries. Additionally, an attorney should be consulted early in order to prevent a claim from being dismissed due to the statute of limitations.
At The Fowler Firm, we have proven results from successful past cases. We take time to listen to your concerns and to fully understand your case before aggressively pursuing your claim. It is our goal to make the legal process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients.
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