A Personal Injury is a bodily injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Under the law an injured person is entitled to be compensated when someone else’s negligent or intentional act caused the person harm.
Accidents can cause serious physical Personal Injuries to Men, Women and Children. Not only does one have to deal with the pain and suffering, but also the stress that comes from dealing with unpaid medical bills, insurance companies and all the activities you do on a daily basis.
If you have suffered a Personal Injury or lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else, you need an experienced Personal Injury attorney to protect your rights and get the just and fair compensation you deserve.
Everyone has a duty to behave with a reasonable degree of care in all situations. If you are injured because of their lack to exercise reasonable care, Georgia law states that you are entitled to recover monetary damages.
Below are some of the injury cases my firm handles:
There is a statute of limitations in Georgia that applies to all personal injury cases. Victims have a limited time to file or make a claim. While most injury cases have a two-year statute of limitations period, in some instances, the time period can be as little as 6 months.
Broken Bones or Fractures
Often referred to as bone fractures, these TYPES of injuries are very common in both severe and minor vehicle collisions. The specific severity of these broken bones likely relates to the amount of force, weight, and speed involved in the traffic crash.
Head and Neck Trauma
Damage to the head and neck is the most common injury sustained in a car accident today. Head injuries range significantly in severity level, from a minor concussion to a much more serious brain injury.
Back and Spinal Cord Trauma
Another very common outcome of an auto accident is back and spinal cord injuries. These include fractures, sprains, lumbar spine injuries, ruptured discs, and thoracic spine injuries. Unfortunately, many of the symptoms and signs associated with this damage surfaces in the days following the collision. As such, accident victims are all encouraged to seek medical care as soon as possible when they are involved in a crash.
When a traffic collision is severe the passenger occupants may suffer from some type of brain injury. Typically, brain injuries are caused by internal bleeding, swelling, bruising, skull fractures, and nerve damage. When the accident victim suffers from temporary or permanent impairment to the brains functionality, this is referred to as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Permanent Disability or Paralysis
Divided into paraplegia, para-paresis, and quadriplegia, permanent disabilities are incredibly difficult for accident victims to handle. Paraplegia refers to paralysis in the waist down, paraparesis refers to a partial loss of sensory and motion ability and quadriplegia refers to paralysis of the legs, arms, and torso.
Burns, Lacerations, & Scarring
When two automobiles collide with one another, there are often burns and lacerations involved in the accident aftermath. Sadly, these kinds of damages often leave permanent scarring for the accident victims, especially when the cuts and burns are severe.
When an individual is killed in a traffic crash, their family members may be entitled to financial recourse. Dependent upon the details of the collision, the family may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and any other damages associated with the fatality.