Personal injury refers to negligence or wrongdoing that causes bodily harm to another person. Negligence is when people fail to act in a safe way for others.
Drivers on the roads have a duty to care for others. This duty includes obeying traffic laws and driving safely. Drivers who run red lights, drive recklessly, or drink and drive can be held responsible by courts. Georgia courts have judges and juries that determine negligence and assign percentages of blame. You can sue to recover damages for personal injuries in Georgia as long as your fault does not exceed 50 percent.
Collisions are the leading cause of death and also one of the most common personal injury cases. Although a car collision can be completed in a matter of minutes, the injuries and damages that result could last a lifetime. Car accident injuries may result in permanent disability, paralysis, or disfigurement.
You may be able to seek legal representation if you are suffering severe injuries from a car accident caused by the negligence of another party. An experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you from the beginning to the end. You can feel secure knowing that someone is protecting your rights.
The following are the types of damages that can be claimed for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident: economic, non-economic and rare, punitive. The court will determine the amount and calculate them based on many factors.
Economic damages refer to financial loss, such as medical bills, future and current earnings loss, and repair costs. Non-economic damages refer to mental and emotional injuries sustained. These damages could include the loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering, or emotional distress. Punitive damages can be used to punish the wrongdoer or deter others from acting in a similar manner.
Atlanta was originally a railroad town. Although it is still a major railroad junction, Atlanta has become a hub for truck traffic. Each year, about 115 tons of freight pass through Metro Atlanta. Atlanta is home to three interstate highways that allow trucks to transport cargo by rail, air, or truck.
Atlanta has experienced a boom in distribution center and warehouse construction. Atlanta has seen a surge in warehouse and distribution center construction.
As trucks proliferate in Atlanta, so do truck accidents. A large truck is involved in almost 12% of all fatal collisions in Georgia. Georgia truck accidents cause serious injuries to thousands of people each year.
Truck accident injuries are more severe and more likely than those from car accidents to result in death. Passenger cars have safety harnesses and airbags that protect them from serious injuries. These protections will be easily defeated by the weight and size of large trucks moving at highway speeds.
Truck impacts often cause car parts to splinter and metal bits to fly into the passenger's compartment. Truck accidents can cause severe injuries, puncture wounds, and even death. We have assisted families whose loved ones were killed in truck accidents in Georgia.
Truck accidents can even happen at very slow speeds. A passenger car can cause a crash at 10 mph on a stop-and-go freeway. The accident victim might only sustain minor injuries. A heavy truck causing a rear-end collision at 10 mph may cause a chain reaction collision which can result in head injuries, broken bones, and other serious injuries.
Because of their speed and fuel economy, motorcycles are the most popular mode of transport. The number of bike and motorcycle accidents is high. Although people take precautions and wear helmets and protective gear, they still face a high risk. Many people can't afford to pay for the expensive treatment required for motorcycle accidents.
What are my challenges in achieving the solution I want?
Motorcyclists may encounter many difficulties when filing a case. Sometimes the defendants will blame the victim entirely, and sometimes the insurance companies won't cover the damages for any reason. It is advisable to consult a well-respected motorcycle and bike accident lawyer in order to overcome these obstacles.
A theory of negligence is the best way to get your damages for a pedestrian accident in Atlanta. A theory of negligence is where the pedestrian who was injured claims that the driver's reckless or careless actions caused the accident.
Multiple drivers can be at fault in pedestrian accidents. Atlanta law applies a comparative negligence approach to pedestrian accidents in which more than one driver is responsible. This means that each party takes a proportion of the blame, even the pedestrian, if they are at fault.
The Mabra Law Firm's personal injury lawyers don't charge any upfront fees or hourly rates. They work under what is known as a "contingency-fee" system. This means they get paid only if your case wins.
This arrangement is ideal for plaintiffs. This arrangement allows injured people to have access to an experienced attorney that they wouldn't otherwise be able to afford if they had to pay an hourly fee.
Take this into account: In these cases, the power dynamic is often one person versus a Goliath insurer company or large corporation with lawyers on retainer. The Mabra Law Firm's contingency-fee arrangement gives injured people access to a firm with the size and weight to bully the bullies.
Only if your legal team wins your case, will you have to pay them. The attorney will take a reasonable percentage of your recovery. However, in some cases the defendant will pay your fees. You don't have to pay anything upfront in either case.