From vehicle collisions to slip and falls, accidents happen every day in Georgia. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in an accident, you may be owed compensation for your medical bills and more. A Georgia personal injury attorney with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can review your case and help you hold those responsible for your accident financially liable.
Thousands of Georgians Suffer from an Unintentional Injury Every Year
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for residents aged 1 to 44. On average, around 4,300 fatalities and 74,000 emergency department visits and hospitalizations result from unintentional injuries in the state every year.
Nationwide, vehicle accidents, poisoning, and falls top the list of fatal unintentional injuries, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. In Georgia alone, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) reported more than 1,500 fatal crashes and more than 124,000 injury crashes in 2020. Our attorneys can assist you if you have suffered injuries in a car accident or any other type of accident in Georgia. We have experience advocating for personal injury victims harmed by:
- Car, truck, bus, and motorcycle collisions
- Birth injuries
- Slip and falls and falls from heights
- Workplace injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites, drownings, and other premises liability issues
- Negligent security
- Toxic substances
- Dangerous and defective products and medical devices
- Wrongful death
Personal Injury Liability
If your accident resulted from another party’s negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions, you may have a personal injury case. Exactly who bears liability will depend on your type of accident and its unique circumstances. For example, car accidents often result from driver error (speeding, drinking and driving, running a stoplight, etc.), but they can also occur because of vehicle or roadway issues.
Our team can investigate your accident and determine who or what caused your injuries. The bottom line is, if your accident was not your fault, you should not have to pay for your losses. We will gather evidence, including:
- Expert and eyewitness testimony
- Cell phone, surveillance, or dashcam footage
- Photographs of your injuries and accident site
- Medical bills and records
- Police and accident reports
Our Georgia Attorneys Can Help You Seek Financial Awards
Medical bills, time lost at work, and other expenses resulting from your injuries can add up. However, if your accident was someone else’s fault, you should not have to shoulder the financial burden. Our Georgia personal injury attorneys can help you pursue awards for:
- Past and future medical care – We can help you seek compensation for medical bills stemming from your injuries. This includes the cost of care already received and necessary future treatment. Awards may consist of compensation for hospitalizations, surgeries and follow-up procedures, doctor fees, rehabilitation, medications, mobility aids, medical equipment, and more.
- Lost wages – Severe injuries can require you to miss weeks, months, or longer from work while you seek treatment and recover. We can help you recoup your lost wages, earnings, and benefits. In addition, if you suffered a permanent or disabling injury that prevents you from working or returning to your previous job, we can help you seek compensation for the loss of your future earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering – Injuries and the pain and mobility issues that can accompany them can take a toll on your overall well-being. We can help you seek pain and suffering compensation for depression, loss of sleep, anxiety, reduced mobility or paralysis, loss of a limb, body part, or bodily function, mental anguish, stress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- Household services and miscellaneous expenses – If your injuries leave you unable to perform daily tasks, like cooking, cleaning, and laundry, we can help you seek compensation to pay for assistance with household services. We can also help you seek reimbursement for miscellaneous expenses, such as medical travel expenses, rental car and transportation fees, and home modifications (such as the addition of stairlifts or ramps).
- Personal property damages – If your vehicle or other personal property, such as jewelry and electronics, suffered damages during your accident, you can seek the cost of fixing or replacing your items.
What Is the Average Personal Injury Settlement or Verdict?
Personal injury law covers a range of accidents, and every victim and accident is different. The worth of your personal injury case depends on many factors, including:
- The severity of your injuries
- How much time you have lost at work and whether you can return to work
- The extent of your pain and suffering
- Your age
- Your wages at the time of your accident
- The value of your property damages
- The cost of your medical care
- Your future medical needs
Our team will review your bills and receipts, help you estimate your future losses, and aggressively pursue a fair settlement for your damages. If we cannot achieve compensation through insurance, we are not afraid to take your case to trial if needed. However, keep in mind that Georgia’s statute of limitations binds legal action. Make sure you file your lawsuit before time runs out. Our lawyers can tell you more.
Can You Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Yes. Working with our attorneys will cost you nothing upfront or out of pocket. We take cases on contingency, meaning we do not collect a fee unless we win a settlement or verdict in your favor. We will handle every aspect of your claim or lawsuit, including:
- Filing your paperwork
- Managing your case deadlines
- Communicating with insurance companies on your behalf
- Negotiating for the most advantageous outcome possible for you and your family
- Obtaining evidence
- Representing you at trial if necessary
Reach Out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC
Attorney Ben Crump is nationally known for his civil rights work, but his team also has a proven record of success helping personal injury victims. Our firm’s case results include more than $640 million in awards for clients just like you. To find out more about how our Georgia personal injury lawyers can assist with your case, call our offices today at (800) 730-1331 for a free consultation.