Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
It is called personal injury because what happens to an injured person is always personal to them. We learn the story of our clients and what they have been through so we can tell that story to the jury. Only then can the jury understand the personal side of what our client is going through.
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How Can an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Help You Recover?
The period of time following a serious injury to yourself or a loved one is usually fraught with sadness, confusion, and uncertainty. Individuals and families throughout Georgia can turn to the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Fried Goldberg for proven results.
Our attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients in lawsuits seeking compensation for personal injuries. Depending on the injury, compensation could cover medical treatment, provide financial security to your family, or financially acknowledge your pain and suffering.
Contact us at (877) 591-1801 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation where we can review your legal options with you. We can handle insurance negotiations on your behalf, fully investigate your injury to find all responsible parties, and file all the necessary court documents to hold them accountable. We are the guides who can advocate for your interests in court.
Read on for more information on the types of compensation available, what kinds of cases are considered personal injury, and how long you have to seek justice.
How Are Personal Injury Victims Compensated After an Accident?
People who suffer injury expenses due to the negligence of others are often entitled to compensation for those costs. The more skilled your attorney is at identifying and describing your losses in negotiations or at trial, the better your chances of recovering the real amount of your losses — both economic and non-economic:
Economic damages are the losses that have a specified monetary value, and are often associated with documentation like receipts or W-2s. Some of the economic damages that you may seek in your personal injury claim include:
- Medical care and equipment (past, current, and future)
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost income and loss of future earning capacity
- Unexpected costs like child care, transportation, and household maintenance expenses
- Property costs for repairing or replacing damaged belongings
A skilled attorney will know to look for other associated costs, such as the loss of employer-provided health insurance or retirement benefits. Home modifications to adapt to a temporary or permanent disability may also be demanded and negotiated by your attorney.
Non-economic damages do not have a specific monetary value in the same way that economic damages do. But a qualified Atlanta personal injury lawyer can still document and argue for these intangible losses in court. Some of the non-economic damages that your attorney could help you recover include:
- Physical pain and suffering, including skin scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional injuries like PTSD, depression, anxiety, and diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium which covers the well-being of a marriage
- Loss of household services such as cooking, cleaning, and organizing family schedules
- Reputational damage to your public image or standing in the community
If you’ve experienced a hardship related to your injury, discuss the details with a personal injury lawyer. Your attorney will know how to classify your losses for the court, and can hire expert witnesses to provide proof of the damage, such as a psychiatrist who can testify on your behalf.
Another area of damages that may be possible in personal injury cases that go to trial is punitive damages. These may be awarded by a judge or jury, and go beyond your economic and non-economic damages.
For example, if you were injured by a repeat offender drunk driver in a car accident, the court may decide that — in addition to the costs and losses you are already entitled to compensation for — the person who harmed you deserves to pay extra as a form of punishment. Those funds may then be awarded to you and your family.
In personal injury law, each form of compensation focuses on your needs. That is why it’s so important to hire a lawyer who can build a case that accurately reflects all you need and deserve.
Wrongful Death Claims
Another area of law covered by personal injury is wrongful death claims. If you are the surviving loved one of someone who lost their life due to a personal injury, you can file a case on their behalf.
Wrongful death cases can still consider the pain and suffering your loved one experienced before they passed, and also focuses on your losses — loss of the deceased’s income, their support, and the emotional pain you’re experiencing due to the loss of their unique companionship.
When Should You Contact an Atlanta Injury Attorney?
After everything you have been through, the last thing you want to deal with is filing a difficult insurance claim and preparing to go to court. Many people who have been seriously injured in personal injury accidents hesitate to file claims because they aren’t sure whether they have grounds to move forward with one.
If you are sitting in your hospital bed wondering what your next steps should be, ask yourself:
- Could someone else be responsible for causing your accident or injuries?
- Have your injuries already, or are they expected to have, a serious impact on your life?
If you have answered yes to both of these questions, you likely have grounds for a personal injury claim. Find out what the next steps are for your case when you reach out to an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney who can help you begin the claims process. We have outlined the general steps such a claim may involve in the following infographic.
Download a copy of the “9 Steps In a Personal Injury Lawsuit” checklist here.
What Types of Accidents Are Considered Personal Injury Cases?
There are countless ways in which a personal injury accident could occur. But there are some types of accidents that we see with alarming frequency. These are the types of cases that you will see in civil court.
Some of the more common types of accidents that cause personal injuries include:
- Auto accidents including car, commercial truck, bus, and motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Premises liability injuries due to slip and falls, negligent security, or dog bites
- Workplace, factory, and construction accidents
- Brain, spine, and burn injuries caused by someone else’s negligence
There are many other different types of accidents that could cause personal injuries and warrant the pursuit of a personal injury lawsuit, including injuries due to defective products. If you have been injured in an accident that was not described above, please be sure to contact our Atlanta offices at (877) 591-1801 to explore your options for financial recovery.
Do not self-dismiss your case before reaching out to a lawyer — we know your life has value and will do everything in our power to see your worth acknowledged under the law.
For Fellow Lawyers
The attorneys at Fried Goldberg offer co-counsel arrangements, skills clinics, and an ongoing breakfast workshop seminar/webinar to help support our colleagues and lend our expertise. The more lawyers who learn the skills we’ve developed, the stronger our communities become as more individuals secure just compensation under the law.
Who can you sue for causing your personal injury?
Every person’s case is different, but some types of accidents have certain parties that are found culpable more often than others. For example, in truck accidents, negligent truck drivers, irresponsible cold cargo loaders, and reckless parts manufacturers are often found at fault.
In instances of medical malpractice, you might have a claim against a nurse, physician, midwife, pediatrician, primary care doctor, or other healthcare providers.
Your Atlanta personal injury lawyer will likely need to open up a thorough investigation into the details of your case to figure out who is responsible for causing your injuries. Once that evidence is obtained, your attorney will file claims against all potentially liable parties.
How does shared fault affect your personal injury claim?
If you were unsure about filing a personal injury claim because you believe you may share fault for the accident, we have some reassuring news. Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence system. This means that when you share fault for an accident, you can still be awarded compensation as long as you are not more than forty-nine percent responsible for causing the accident.
If you have concerns that sharing fault could impact your case, reach out to your personal injury attorney for more information. We will help protect your rights and guard your reputation from the tactics the other side may try to use against you.
How long do personal injury lawsuits usually take to complete?
Personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to more than a year to settle. The amount of time it takes to obtain full and fair compensation will depend on a number of different factors, including whether you are filing an insurance claim, and how many various parties and lawyers are involved.
If your case gets stuck in negotiations with the insurer, or if the other side fails to settle your claim fairly, your case can be pushed to trial. While this may take more time, most personal injury cases (more than 95%) settle before a full trial is complete.
It’s important to avoid settling for less than you deserve. The Atlanta injury attorneys at Fried Goldberg can handle your case through negotiations or trial — whatever it takes to secure the best outcome for you.
What is the filing deadline for personal injury cases?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Georgia is two years. This means that, in most cases, you will have two years from the date of the accident to get your claim filed. This date could vary dramatically depending on when you learned of your injuries and other factors, such as whether a minor child was involved.
It is critical that your lawsuit be filed before the statute of limitations runs out. After that deadline passes, you will not be able to sue for compensation, no matter how strong your case may be. Contact Fried Goldberg at (877) 591-1801 right away — we can meet all the legal deadlines on your behalf while you focus on healing in peace.
Learn more about how our firm can help you when you call Fried Goldberg at (877) 304-8323 to schedule your free case review.
Read what are former clients are saying about the quality of our services:
“When you are in financial distress and physical pain it is difficult to think clearly and make good decisions. That, in addition to not understanding a legal process complicates matters even more. Eric explained the law, outlined in clear language the steps in the process that needed to be done. He was reassuring, articulate, knowable and effective. Eric made the process so much easier and gave me peace of mind in a stressful but successful outcome.”
“I contacted Fried Goldberg LLC after I was involved in an auto accident as a back seat passenger. I was injured and Brian Mohs, Esquire handled my case. Both the law firm and Attorney Brian Mohs were wonderful! Working with Brian Mohs and others at Fried Goldberg put my mind at ease. They were so knowledgeable, provided very good advice, kept in regular contact and handled my case so professionally. I would highly recommend this firm and particularly this attorney if you want to get a fair settlement and experience minimal stress.”
“I would like to thank my Attorney, Parker Green, for his outstanding service in the handling of my case. Parker made me feel like a person and not just a case file. I was distraught but Parker’s warm personality and kind empathetic demeanor made all the difference for me. Parker listened to me and talked to me and not at me which was so very important. In all ways Parker was professional and diligent in the handling of my case.”
Notable Verdicts & Settlements
At Fried Goldberg LLC, our track record speaks for itself. Here are just a few noteworthy results we have achieved for our clients:
$52 million – Brain Injury Award
Our lawyers helped obtain a $52 million award for a teen who suffered severe brain injury when a tractor-trailer ran a stop sign in Atlanta, Georgia.
$23.7 million – Brain Injury Case
We secured a $23.7 million award for two children involved in a rollover school bus accident in Tennessee.
$16 million – Quadriplegia Lawsuit
We obtained $16 million on behalf of an older man who was struck by a delivery van while on a moped, resulting in quadriplegia.
The Truck Accident Attorneys
The Truck Accident Attorneys at Fried Goldberg LLC devote at least 75% of their caseload to representing the victims of accidents involving tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. Our extensive experience with the laws governing the trucking industry is the reason we are routinely successful at taking on trucking companies when someone is seriously injured.
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The Truck Accident Attorneys
The Truck Accident Attorneys at Fried Goldberg LLC devote at least 95% of their caseload to representing the victims of accidents involving tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. Our extensive experience with the laws governing the trucking industry is the reason we are routinely successful at taking on trucking companies when someone is seriously injured.
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