An unexpected injury can turn your life upside down. Medical bills can quickly pile up, and you might be unable to work while you recover. When someone else’s recklessness or carelessness is to blame for your injuries, you have every right to hold them accountable.
In these situations, it is crucial to have a seasoned professional on your side. A skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer could collect evidence, identify responsible parties, and pursue the compensation you need and deserve. At Robert James Trial Attorneys, we are dedicated to getting you the best possible outcome, so call today to get started on your case.
Incidents That Can Lead to Personal Injury Claims
Robert James and the rest of our team frequently represent people injured in various accidents, including:
In many cases, more than one party is at fault for an accident. Our dedicated Atlanta personal injury attorneys will investigate to discover all the potentially responsible parties and hold them all accountable.
Making a Case for Damages
When an injured person (plaintiff) claims compensation, also called damages, they must prove another party (defendant) was negligent. Failing to use reasonable care to prevent harm to someone else is negligence. Reasonable care refers to the degree of caution a prudent person would have used in similar circumstances.
A negligent party is liable to pay your damages. You are entitled to your out-of-pocket costs related to the injury, like medical treatment and diminished income. You also deserve payment for your non-economic losses like embarrassment, physical pain, inconvenience, and emotional trauma.
In the case of severe injuries, damages could be substantial. Defendants sometimes refuse to make reasonable settlement offers, assuming a plaintiff wants to avoid a trial. At Robert James Trial Attorneys, our Atlanta injury lawyers always prepare a case for trial and are ready to meet a defendant in court to get you the damages you deserve.
Do Not Put Off Consulting a Legal Professional
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated §9-3-33 allows you only two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, a court will not hear your claim.
If Georgia is a defendant in your case, you must send a notice of your claim within a year of your injury. If you have an injury claim against the City of Atlanta, you must submit the notice within six months of the accident. You could have a claim against a government entity if you were in a wreck involving a garbage truck or a school bus, fell in the Capitol building, were injured because of a trip and fall on a defective Atlanta sidewalk, or in many other scenarios.
Working with an Atlanta personal injury attorney at our firm ensures that you meet any legal deadlines. We will make immediate filings if necessary to preserve your rights.
Contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Right Away
If you were hurt in an incident that was not your fault, the parties responsible for the accident have a legal responsibility to pay your damages. However, you must file a claim and prove your case—they will not just offer you what you deserve.
A committed Atlanta personal injury lawyer seeks maximum compensation for injured clients and is not afraid to face a defendant in court if that is what it takes. Call our office today to get started on your case. Your initial consultation is free.