Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Who Demand Justice

If you’ve been hurt, we can fight for the financial compensation you deserve

The practice of personal injury law covers injuries against your person — physical, mental, and emotional injuries that affect your body, your mind, and your quality of life. The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Fried Goldberg LLC understand that what happens to an injured person is always personal to them, and we are here to help.

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.

Personal Injury FAQ

Our personal injury attorneys fight for maximum compensation

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 

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 childcare, 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

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 type 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.

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.

When should I contact an Atlanta personal 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. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you begin the claims process. We have outlined the general steps such a claim may involve in the following infographic.

9 Steps of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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 often in our practice. Some of the more common types of accidents that cause personal injuries include:

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 were injured in any type of accident caused by negligence, it’s important to get legal advice to explore your options for financial recovery. 

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Schedule a consultation with one of our Atlanta injury lawyers today

When you have suffered serious injuries in an accident caused by someone else, you should not bear the burden alone. While there is no way to undo the harm caused, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help ensure you are properly and thoroughly compensated for the losses you have suffered.

The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Fried Goldberg have achieved record-breaking verdicts and settlements for our clients. We have represented individuals from throughout Georgia, neighboring states, and throughout the U.S. In addition to trucking accident cases, we also handle a broad range of personal injury claims.

Learn about your legal rights and options and get answers to your questions. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Your consultation is free, confidential, and without obligation.

Who can I sue for causing a 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.

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How does shared fault affect a 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.

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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.

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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 us as soon as possible. We can meet all the legal deadlines on your behalf while you focus on healing in peace.

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