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Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when an individual is affected from an accident or injury by which someone else may be held legally responsible. Personal injury cases can become formalized during civil court proceedings that seek to find others at fault through a court judgment or informal settlement.
The state of Georgia has strict statutes of limitations for filing personal injury claims following a car or motorcycle accident. For example, state law gives you two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim, and four years from the date of the accident to file a claim seeking compensation for property damage. Allowing the statute of limitations to expire gives your insurance company little to no incentive to offer a fair settlement.
Accidents involving commercial trucks or 18-wheelers have the tendency to cause severe injuries because of the size of the vehicles and accelerated highway speeds. If you’ve been in an unfortunate accident of this nature, you may be dealing with exorbitant medical bills and are possibly out of work while you recover. We can help you get the compensation you deserve so you can heal and get back to your life.
Modified Comparative Negligence
You may recover compensation from any party that is found to be more responsible (e.g. at fault) than you are for a car, truck or motorcycle accident, but the amount of compensation to which you’re entitled will be reduced by a percentage proportionate to your own liability. Additionally, if it can be proven that you were 50% (or more) responsible for the accident, you are not legally entitled to any damages whatsoever.
Working, driving or even just walking near train tracks can be very dangerous and result in serious injuries. Both the general public and railroad employees are protected by strict railroad regulations, but train accidents do still occur. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a dangerous action or condition of a train, we’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.
Premises liability cases are based on the demonstration of negligence. If you want to win a premises liability case, Georgia law states that you must prove the property owner was negligent with respect to ownership and/or maintenance of her or his property. More often than not, “negligence” means that the property owner failed to use reasonable care in maintaining the condition of their property.
Premises Liability Cases Are Complex
Keep in mind that simply suffering an injury on someone else’s property does not mean that the property owner was negligent and/or engaging in reckless behavior. Additionally, just because the condition of the property may have been unsafe does not always mean that the property owner acted negligently or engaged in misconduct. You will need the help of an experienced, aggressive personal injury attorney to prove that the property owner knew (or should reasonably have known) that her or his property was unsafe, and that they failed to take the necessary measures to remedy the situation.
Slip & Fall Accidents
If you’ve recently been injured in a slip and fall accident and are considering filing a claim against the property owner, prepare yourself for the allegation that you bear some portion of responsibility for the accident. Unfortunately, this is a common tactic employed by many attorneys in Georgia. Indeed, if the property owner is successful in placing some portion of legal fault on you, any potential settlement or court-ordered compensation may be significantly lower than it could have been with proper legal representation.
Going to Trial
In the event that a jury finds you negligent in connection with the slip and fall accident, Georgia’s “modified comparative negligence” rule will dictate how much you may recover from the property owner. Any compensation you may receive will be reduced pursuant to the percentage of your liability. It’s important that you discuss your situation with an experienced, thorough personal injury attorney who can help you navigate all aspects of your case.
Get the Help You Deserve Recovering Compensation Today
Whether it’s working hard to obtain enough money for your damages in court, or resolving your issue through an informal settlement, attorney Tom Cain will work tirelessly to make sure you receive the outcome (and compensation) to which you’re entitled. When it comes to personal injury cases in the state of Georgia, Tom is dedicated to you, your case, and our community.