Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer

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If you have been injured in a car accident, boat accident, slip-and-fall accident or workplace accident, or because of a product liability or other type of accident, you should contact an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney right away. The state of Georgia allows for the recovery of damages from the negligent party through a personal injury lawsuit.

A personal injury is defined as an injury to the emotions, mind, or body, juxtaposed to an injury to a piece of property. It usually is referred to a lawsuit that involves a plaintiff has been injured due to another person's carelessness. There are many different types of personal injuries, including tripping accidents, assault claims, dog bites, accidents at work, accidents in the home, holiday accidents, medical and dental accidents, and defective product accidents. A personal injury is not only physical in nature, but it can be industrial disease cases. These include occupational stress, contact dermititis, mesothelioma and asbestosis, chest diseases, vibration white fingers, and repetitive strain injuries.

Having a personal injury attorney representing your interests will allow you to concentrate on restoring your health. The insurance company for the negligent party may try to offer you a settlement, perhaps even before your injuries are healed. The insurance company is not looking out for your best interests. They will try to settle for less than what is actually owed to you. Your attorney will know how to negotiate to get you the best possible settlement or represent you in court.

Many personal injury attorneys in Georgia offer a free initial consultation. During this meeting, the attorney determines whether or not you have a viable personal injury case. Personal injury attorneys generally charge a contingency fee for their services. This means that your attorney will be paid out of the final settlement of your case. Often this is done on a percentage basis. Before signing a fee agreement it is important to understand how the attorney will be paid, how the costs will be paid and what you could owe if your case is unsuccessful.

In a recent case, a construction worker was hit on the head with a construction beam at a new auto maker assembly plant. As a result of a beam falling on his head, he was killed. It is currently being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Personal injury cases can take from weeks to many months to pursue. Sometimes a case can be quickly settled out-of-court and sometimes a trial will be necessary. Regardless, it is important to find an attorney that you trust and with whom you feel comfortable.

While sometimes an attorney will recommend you complete your medical treatment before pursuing a case, be mindful that Georgia has a time limit for filing a case. Generally, two years after the date of the injury, you are no longer able to file a civil case for your injuries. This is called the statue of limitations and your attorney can help you determine this date for your particular situation.

Hiring an attorney early on in your case will help you to concentrate on healing, while your attorney concentrates on helping you get your medical bills paid and reimburse you for lost wages. Having someone looking out for you when you have been hurt because of another person's careless or reckless behavior can be invaluable.

It's important to choose a lawyer that you trust and are comfortable with, as they can relieve a lot of the stress associated with an injury and the legal proceedings following. This way you can focus on your own recovery while they focus on getting you what is owed.


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