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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Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys
The personal injury lawyers at Fried Goldberg LLC have successfully represented hundreds of clients in lawsuits seeking compensation for personal injuries.
The period of time following a serious injury to a loved one is usually fraught with sadness, confusion and uncertainty. Victims and their families throughout Georgia can turn to Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Fried Goldberg LLC.
When the injury or death is the result of another person’s negligent action or inaction, these problems are only worsened by the hassle of having to deal with insurance adjusters and the legal system. When you are dealing with a critical injury, and you do not know where to turn for help, you need a guide who can advocate for your interests in court. Contact us at (877) 591-1801 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation where we can review your legal options with you.
How We Can Help
Drawing on decades of combined experience, strong educational backgrounds, and an extensive network of professional contacts, our attorneys work diligently and efficiently to achieve the resolution most beneficial to our clients and their families. This allows victims and their families time to recover and gives them time to get back on their feet without the additional burden of having to worry about the status of their legal case.
We are specially trained and experienced to evaluate and develop your legal case, while also seeing that you are receiving proper medical treatment and working toward a complete recovery. Our attorneys have experience obtaining favorable personal injury verdicts and settlements for victims of accidents, motorcycle crashes, tractor trailer accidents, animal attacks, slip and fall accidents and other incidents.
What Types of Accidents Cause Personal Injuries?
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:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Negligent security accidents
- Premises liabilities
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Injuries caused by product malfunctions
- Work-related accidents
- Construction accidents
- Factory accidents
There are many other different types of accidents that could cause personal injuries and warrant the pursuit of a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured in an accident that was not described above, please be sure to contact our office to explore your options for financial recovery.
Download a copy of the “9 Steps In a Personal Injury Lawsuit” checklist here.
How Will You Know When to Contact a 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. Find out what the next steps are for your case when you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you begin the claims process.
Who Can You Sue For Causing Your Personal Injury?
One of the most common questions people have once they have made the decision to move forward with their case is, “who is at fault for my injuries?” Your 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.
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 provider. Your personal injury lawyer will have a better idea of who should be responsible for compensating you for your suffering after reviewing the circumstances of your accident.
If you were unsure about filing a personal injury claim because you share fault for the accident, we have some good 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.
With this in mind, you will still need to be held accountable for your portion of the fault. This is done by reducing your injury settlement by your percentage of fault. Let’s look at an example:
Jim was seriously injured in a truck accident after a commercial truck driver fell asleep at the wheel. When Jim brought the truck driver to court, it was revealed that Jim was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. The court determined that Jim was fifteen percent liable for his injuries and his award was therefore reduced by fifteen percent.
This is just one example of how the state’s shared fault laws could have an impact on your injury settlement. If you have concerns that sharing fault could impact your case, reach out to your personal injury attorney for more information.
There are several other personal injury laws that could also have an impact on the outcome of your case. To be sure that you do not risk losing a portion of your injury settlement due to these laws, be sure to ask your personal injury attorney about which ones you need to be aware of as you move forward with your claim.
An experienced personal injury lawyer at Fried Goldberg LLC can help ensure you are properly and thoroughly compensated for your losses.
How Are Personal Injury Victims Compensated After an Accident?
People who suffer injuries at the expense of others are often entitled to obtain compensation for costs they incurred as a direct result of the incident. But costs can be more than just monetary. In fact, personal injury damages are often broken up into two separate categories.
The first is economic damages. These are the losses that have a specified monetary value. Some of the economic damages that you might seek in your personal injury claim include:
- Medical care and equipment (current and future)
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Unexpected child care and household maintenance costs
- Costs of repairing or replacing damaged property
- Other financial losses
Non-economic damages do not have a specific monetary value in the same way that economic damages do. But your personal injury lawyer is well aware of the fact that your life has been affected in more ways than one. Non-economic damages do not have a set monetary value, so it is up to your personal injury attorney to figure out what each of the ones you have experienced are worth. Some of the non-economic damages that your attorney could help you recover include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of household services
- Emotional distress
- Skin scarring and disfigurement
- Reputational damage
There is also a possibility that you could be awarded punitive damages in your claim. These are awarded beyond your economic and non-economic damages, as these are the losses that you are entitled to recover.
Punitive damages are not an entitlement. They are awarded in cases where the court finds it necessary to impose further punishment on the liable party. It is also a good way for the courts to send a message to the public that this type of gross negligence or reprehensible actions will not be tolerated.
Get Help From a Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer Today
When you have suffered serious injuries in an accident caused by someone else, you should not get stuck covering the costs. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help ensure you are properly and thoroughly compensated for the losses you have incurred.
Our experienced attorneys are proud to represent clients in Atlanta, Marietta, and Roswell, Georgia. Arrange to meet with a personal injury lawyer and explore all your legal rights and options by contacting Fried Goldberg LLC today and scheduling a free consultation.You can reach us by phone at (877) 591-1801 or complete our online contact form to get started on your case as soon as today.
Personal Injury FAQs
After a critical accident, it is easy to see why you might have many unanswered questions. We want to help you feel better about your decision to pursue a personal injury claim. So we have provided the answers to some of the top questions personal injury victims like you have had regarding their claims.
If you have additional questions that were not answered on this page, reach out to our office to discuss your specific concerns.
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.
It is critical that your lawsuit be filed before the statute of limitations runs out. Failure to file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires will surely result in the dismissal of your claim.
What types of lawsuits does “Personal Injury Law” cover?
Personal injury law covers any type of claim involving the negligent or reckless actions of one party having caused the injury, illness, or death of another. Commercial trucking accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, work injuries, slip and falls, and other types of accidents could all warrant insurance and civil claims.
How long do personal injury lawsuits usually take to complete?
Every person’s case is different. The amount of time it will take to obtain full and fair compensation for you will depend on a number of different factors including whether you are filing an insurance settlement and if you have to bring your case to court.
If your case gets stuck in negotiations with the insurer, or if they fail to settle your claim fairly, your case could be delayed. But you also do not want to settle for less than you deserve either.
How can a personal injury lawyer help me?
Your personal injury lawyer will be responsible for handling a number of different responsibilities including but not limited to: investigating the details of your accident, figuring out who is responsible for your injuries, calculating the value of your claim, dealing with the insurance adjuster, and fighting for maximum compensation in court.
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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