Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Services
If you have sustained a serious injury, your Georgia personal injury attorney can have just as important of an effect on your future health and well-being as any physician. This is because many devastating injuries can have an equally devastating financial impact. Medical debt and prolonged pain and suffering can have serious consequences for your future and your family’s.
Andersen, Tate & Carr, P.C. can help you fully recover from the physical and financial damage your injury has caused. Our personal injury lawyers in Georgia have experience working with insurers and defending against injury claims. This perspective gives them the knowledge and legal toolset to give your case the best chance of success.
Our Georgia personal injury attorneys also present all available options to reduce the time, money, and stress involved with pursuing your claim. When advantageous to our clients, we recommend negotiation and mediation so that our clients’ claims are expedited and the costs minimized. Having legal counsel on your side ensures you make all the right moves and avoid being pressured to settle for less than you deserve.
Don’t back down from your right to pursue compensation for your injury caused by people or situations outside your control! Contact Us today using our simple online contact form or by calling 770-822-0900 for a free consultation.
What should I do if I’ve been injured?
Take your injury seriously. Even injuries that seem minor at first can end up costing you a substantial amount of money. Document everything, from how the injury happened to what the doctor said at your appointment, and take simple steps to protect your rights. The two most important things you can do after your injury are:
- Don’t sign anything. In most cases after an accident, the insurance company or legal representation who is responsible for the negligent party will want to settle quickly, offering to pay the least amount of money possible. While this may seem tempting, appearing to be a large sum, it may not cover any prolonged medical bills and lost wages from being out of work. The best action to take is put aside anything they send you and get a professional legal opinion first.
- Contact a Georgia personal injury lawyer. Dealing with insurance companies and other attorneys can be confusing, hiring a personal injury lawyer of your own helps level the playing field and is a statement to each that you are not going to settle for less than you deserve. Our experienced personal injury attorneys know how to deal with other attorneys and insurance companies. We know how to make sure that they are the ones under pressure, not you.
Georgia Laws and Processes for Personal Injury Accidents
When it comes to personal injuries such as auto accidents, Georgia is a comparative fault state. Comparative fault states abide by laws of contributory negligence, meaning they assign percentages of liability to each party involved in the accident. If you’re found to be partially responsible for the accident, you may not be able to claim damages, even if you believe the other driver contributed more to the cause of the accident than you. Because of this, it can be difficult for victims of personal injury in Georgia to claim damages, making it even more important to consult a local personal injury lawyer before filing a lawsuit.
If you do decide to file a lawsuit against the other driver for damages over $15,000, you’ll need your case filed in either the Superior Court or State Court. For example, in Gwinnett County such cases are filed at the Gwinnett Justice and Administrative Center:
Phone: (770) 822-8000
Address: 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
For damages less than $15,000, civil cases in Gwinnett County can be filed in Magistrate Court.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
We handle a diverse range of Personal Injury Cases. Our Georgia personal injury attorney teams have spent thousands of hours handling cases and arguing on behalf of our clients in the courtroom. Past personal injury cases we have handled include:
- Traumatic brain injury (head injury)
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones, fractures
- Wrongful death
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- DUI and drug-related accidents
- Premises liability cases
- Products liability cases
- Medical Malpractice
- Railroad Crossing Accidents
- Infectious Diseases (necrotizing fasciitis, sepsis, etc.)
We have developed expertise handling medical malpractice cases involving sepsis, severe sepsis, septic shock, flesh eating bacteria and necrotizing fasciitis.
A Personal Injury is any physical or mental injury to a person as a result of someone’s negligence or harmful act. Many insurance companies refer to Personal Injury as Bodily Injury.
The only way to know for certain is to contact a personal injury lawyer. Do not assume that your personal injury was “just an accident”. Typically, they are caused by someone’s negligence or wrongdoing. If another person can be proven to be careless or inattentive, and that resulted in you getting hurt, then you have a valid claim and you are eligible to receive compensation.
Common types of personal injury accidents include:
- Truck, car, motorcycle and bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Falls, trips and slips
- Product liability claims
- Medical malpractice or infectious diseases
- Faulty medical devices
- Mixed up prescription drugs or medication errors
In Georgia, there are strict deadlines in place for when and where to file personal injury claims. Generally, you must file a personal injury claim within two years. However, there are other potentially shorter deadlines and notice requirements that vary depending on the case and where it occurs, so it is important to discuss your case with a Georgia Personal Injury lawyer as soon as possible.
A contingency fee is paid to your attorney if and when they have successfully resolved your case. A general term that you often hear is: “No fee unless you win.” A Contingency Fee is paid as a percentage of the compensation we recover (either through settlement or court award).
Recovering Damages for Georgia Personal Injury Victims
Your dedicated Georgia personal injury lawyers at Andersen, Tate & Carr, have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients since opening the Duluth office over 30 years ago. It is important that you consult with an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney after your accident. Speaking to the insurance company before speaking to an attorney can jeopardize your case.
When you call our firm, you will speak with a personal injury attorney at no charge. We will listen to you, answer any questions and give you advice on the best way to proceed. If we can help you, we will not charge a legal fee unless and until we obtain a settlement on your behalf.
Why Choose Andersen, Tate & Carr?
Our Georgia personal injury attorneys not only are knowledgeable, but we present all available options to reduce the time, money, and stress involved with pursuing your claim. When advantageous to our clients, we recommend negotiation and mediation, so that our clients’ claims are expedited and the costs minimized. Having legal counsel on your side ensures you make all the right moves and avoid being pressured to settle for less than you deserve.
Your personal injury may have been devastating, but it does not have to dictate your life. Entrust our caring, talented, and dedicated Georgia personal injury attorney team to give your case the best possible chance of a positive outcome.
If you want to learn more about your legal options or begin pursuing your case, Contact Us today. You can use our convenient online form or call 770-822-0900 to schedule your free consultation.
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