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Our personal injury attorneys fight for victims of negligence

An accident can happen anywhere at any time, leaving victims seriously injured. When accidents are caused by negligence, these victims deserve financial compensation for the damages they suffered. But the claims process can be complicated and confusing, and negligent parties often deny responsibility.

Attorneys Joseph A. Fried and Michael L. Goldberg

Fried Goldberg LLC is known for our work in trucking litigation in Georgia and throughout the country. Our attorneys also handle other types of high-stakes personal injury matters. We put the same dedication into these cases as our truck accident claims to hold negligent parties accountable and recover the compensation the injured deserve.

Suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence can have a significant impact on your life. An experienced personal injury attorney can guide you through the legal process.

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Types of injuries seen in accidents

An accident can result in a wide range of injuries, varying in severity and long-term impact. Common types of injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) – Severe blows to the head, falls, or car accidents can lead to brain trauma. TBIs can cause cognitive impairments, memory loss, mood changes, and in severe cases, permanent disabilities.
  • Spinal cord injuries – Accidents involving impacts to the spinal column can result in spinal cord injuries, potentially leading to paralysis, loss of sensation, or loss of motor functions.
  • Broken bones – Slips and falls or being struck by a vehicle or object can result in fractures in the arms, legs, back, and other areas of the body.
  • Back and neck Injuries – Whiplash, herniated discs, and other back or neck injuries are commonly seen in accidents such as car collisions. These injuries can cause chronic pain, limited mobility, and long-term discomfort.
  • Burns and scarring – Fires, explosions, or exposure to dangerous substances can cause severe burns, scarring, and disfigurement, requiring extensive medical treatment and potentially impacting your quality of life.

What types of damages can I recover?

The specific damages available to you depend on the circumstances of your case and applicable laws. You may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses – You can seek compensation for medical costs, including hospital bills, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, therapy, and ongoing treatment related to your injuries.
  • Lost wages – If your injuries prevent you from working, you can pursue compensation for lost wages and future loss of earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering – Personal injury accidents can cause physical pain, emotional distress, and a diminished quality of life. You may be eligible to recover damages for the pain, suffering, and emotional trauma endured.
  • Property damage – If your property, such as a vehicle, was damaged in the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for repair or replacement costs.
  • Rehabilitation and assistive devices – If your injuries require long-term care, rehabilitation, or assistive devices such as wheelchairs or prosthetics, you may be able to seek compensation for these expenses.
  • Loss of consortium – In certain cases, the spouse or family members of an injured person may be eligible to claim damages for the loss of companionship, guidance, or support caused by the injury.

Do I need an attorney if I’ve been injured in an accident?

There is no requirement to have legal representation when you are filing a claim with an insurance company after an accident. But the process can be complicated, and insurance companies have the advantage. They handle claims every day and use many different tactics to minimize your compensation.

That’s why you need an experienced attorney who can help you fight back. A lawyer can:

  • Explain your legal rights and advise you of your options.
  • Gather evidence – This may include witness statements, accident reports, medical records, photos, and video.
  • Determine liability – Your attorney will assess the evidence to determine who may be held accountable for your injuries, whether it’s an individual, a company, a government entity, or a combination of parties.
  • Calculate damages – A skilled attorney will determine the total damages you suffered, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and future care needs.
  • Negotiate a settlement – An attorney will handle all communication and negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Pursue a lawsuit – If necessary, a lawyer can fight your case in court.

If you were hurt in an accident, you may not even be sure if you have a case. But it’s important to understand your rights and get answers to your questions. We advise getting legal advice as soon as possible. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for taking legal action is two years from the date of your accident in most cases.

The attorneys at Fried Goldberg are ready to help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at a time that is convenient for you.

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