Any kind of injury can have a profound impact on your life. But did you know that if someone else caused your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and related losses? At The Embry Law Firm, we help clients who have suffered an injury due to the carelessness or negligence of someone else.
Our personal injury lawyer in Carrollton has the knowledge and skills that you need to find resolution and justice.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At The Embry Law Firm, we help clients in Carrollton and surrounding areas with the following types of personal injury cases:
Nursing Home Injuries
If you or someone you love is suffering the effects of these or other types of personal injury, call us today! Let us help you bear the burden of your situation and find resolution that will help you heal and move forward.
Personal Injury Claims in Georgia
All states have laws (statutes) related to personal injury claims, or lawsuits. These laws are designed to help injured victims recover compensation when someone else is to blame for their injuries. Georgia’s personal injury laws outline the rights and responsibilities of accident victims, as well as their options for holding someone else accountable.
Some of the most important guidelines include:
Statute of Limitations: Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims. That means that the victim has two years from the date of the injury to file a claim (lawsuit). After the expiration date, the victim may be permanently unable to take legal action.
Burden of Proof: In Georgia, the victim has the burden of proving his or her claims. In personal injury matters, that means that the victim must prove the following:
That the other party (defendant) had a duty of care to the victim (plaintiff). That means, the other person had some obligation to act in a way that will not harm others. For example, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a way that is safe and lawful. Similarly, a doctor has a duty to act in accordance with medical standards.
That the defendant breached his or her duty of care. For example, a driver hits you from behind because they were distracted. Or, a surgeon wasn’t paying attention and left a sponge inside your body.
That the defendant’s breach in the duty of care caused your injuries. Your medical records would prove the nature and extent of your injuries.
That the breach in the duty of care caused you harm, or “damages”. Damages refer to the losses you experience due to the injury. Examples of damages include medical bills, lost income, property damage, or pain and suffering.
Insurance Claims: Many people who are injured in Georgia rely on their insurance company for help. Insurance companies often try to settle claims before they go to court. While the idea of resolving your claim quickly may be appealing, you should know that it isn’t always in your best interests. Insurance policies are often limited in the amount that can be paid to a victim. That means you could settle for less than what you need and deserve.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Carrollton
If you have been injured due to someone else, and would like to learn more about your rights and possible options for compensation, contact The Embry Law Firm. Let our personal injury lawyer help you understand your rights and how the personal injury claims process works in Georgia.
At The Embry Law Firm, our goal is to help victims get the compensation and justice they deserve. Careless or negligent actions that cause injuries should not go unpunished. We can help you hold the responsible party accountable! To learn more about our personal injury services, contact us today.
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