How do I recover for lost income from my injury if i’m self-employed?

The short answer is documentation! In a personal injury case, the injured party can recover some or all of the following types of compensations: loss of income resulting from time off work; any out-of-pocket expenses. Payments may also include impacts on future earning capacity due to the injury and time away from work for ongoing […]

Should I Settle My Personal Injury Claim?

Georgia residents who receive injuries may find themselves in litigation. Specifically, insurance companies will often offer a settlement to resolve your matter. Notably, some components that contribute to such an offer are the length and expenses of your case. Therefore, You should only accept a settlement if:  you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney, […]

What Happens if I Was Hurt Before My Accident?

Having a pre-existing injury does not preclude you from recovering for damages in a subsequent personal injury claim. The general rule in Georgia accident cases is that previous injuries do not affect your right to recover compensation. More specifically, you may still be entitled to recover damages for your re-injury or aggravation of an earlier […]

What are the advantages to settling a personal injury claim?

The majority of personal injury lawsuits settle out of court because settlement is almost always faster and much less expensive than going to trial.  Settling an injury lawsuit out of court can provide a number of advantages over litigating a case through to the end. Some advantages to settling your Georgia personal injury claim: 1. […]

What are wrongful death claims?

You would bring a wrongful death claim against a defendant who causes person’s death either negligently or through intentional harm. Wrongful death claims in Georgia allow the deceased person’s estate to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally liable for the death. If the person survives, then the claim would likely be one […]

How long do I have to report a car accident?

The short answer is that you should report a car accident as quickly as possible.  While the first priority is attending to the medical needs of everyone involved, the next step is to report the accident to your insurance company.  Many companies offer 24 hour claim service and several now have mobile apps you can […]

5 THINGS TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN ASSAULTED

Five things you should do if you are a victim of any type of assault (sexual or otherwise): Contact the police to initiate an investigation. Thus, this will ensure the incident is properly documented in a timely manner; Get medical care for your physical and mental injuries; Meet with an attorney. In fact, an experienced […]

WHAT ARE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR PERSONAL INJURY CASES IN GEORGIA?

The statute of limitations refers to your deadline to file a claim. In personal injury cases, that deadline depends upon the type of injury you suffered. To have a valid personal injury case, you must file ave your before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Statutes of limitations vary by type of injury : […]

WHAT ARE PUNITIVE DAMAGES?

In personal injury cases, there are two types of damages awarded to a prevailing plaintiff (i.e. injured party): Compensatory Damages and Punitive Damages. Compensatory damages are meant to compensate the injured party for the cost of medical care,  property damage, lost wages and other out-of-pocket expenses. The purpose of a civil lawsuit is to put […]