Any type of injury causes serious disruption to the victim’s life, but the situation can be exasperated with the frustration of knowing that your injury was caused by someone else’s recklessness, negligence, or otherwise irresponsible behavior. In these instances, no amount of legal work can undo the pain of your accident, but fortunately, you can likely work with an attorney to fight for the compensation that will keep you from taking on the financial burden that this accident caused. Your legal rights are covered under Georgia tort law, and there are clear guidelines set forth in the Georgia statutes such as the amount of time that you have to file a claim, how fault is assigned, and more.
These legal matters are complicated and trying to make sense of them while attempting to recover from serious injuries at the same time can feel nearly impossible. The team at The Pendergrass Law Firm has a history of winning cases representing a range of personal injury victims, and we will be happy to discuss the specifics of your injuries with you as soon as possible during a free initial consultation.
Partner With a Personal Injury Attorney and Get The Money You Deserve
Trying to take on the insurance company or the responsible party’s legal representation on your own is a significant task that should be left to an experienced legal professional, especially while you are trying to recover from serious injuries. In fact, emotional stress has been repeatedly shown to have negative impacts on physical wound recovery, meaning that hiring an attorney is not only good for your financial situation, but it’s also good for your health.
Contact our firm now to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney during a free initial consultation, and learn more about how we can help you with legal support so that you can prioritize your health and personal needs without worrying about the stress of the legal process.
Personal Injury Areas We Cover in Duluth GA
The following are some of the most common areas that we cover with personal injury law in Duluth, but whether or not you see your situation below, contact us as soon as possible so that we can discuss the specifics during our initial consultation. No two personal injuries are alike, and we approach each case as such.
Riding a bicycle can be a great way to get exercise, fresh air, and save money commuting, but there are many risks inherent to this mode of transportation. While there are some great bike paths around Duluth, riding through the city itself can be risky, as there may be confusion about things like marked bike lanes, right of way, and more.
Car accidents happen every day, all across the world, but the fact that they are so common does not make it any easier to go through yourself. In fact, it can be extremely frustrating to deal with an insurance company that handles claims like your own on a daily basis only to be met with delays, confusion, and miscommunications. We can handle the frustrations so that you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Motorcycles are very popular in Georgia, with over 200,000 registered in the state in 2017, but there are many risks that an individual takes on when they decide to either drive a motorcycle or ride as a passenger on one. In addition to the issues of limited visibility, motorcycle riders are exposed to significant harm at a higher rate due to the fact that there is no structure to protect them from direct impacts, among many other factors that make motorcycles very dangerous.
When traveling on foot, there are a lot of hazards that you need to keep aware of. However, no matter how vigilant you are there is no guarantee that you can avoid being involved in an accident, especially one caused by dangerous or irresponsible drivers. Trying to unravel the details of a pedestrian accident can be complicated, especially when you are trying to recover from serious injuries, which is why we are here to help.
Commercial trucks are enormous when compared to passenger vehicles, and so it is no surprise that truck drivers are held to higher licensing standards than a non-commercial drive. However, no amount of additional regulation and licensing will every guarantee that a truck driver will not cause an accident, and it is important that you partner with an experienced trucking accident attorney to navigate this complicated process successfully.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When you lawfully enter someone else’s property, you have a right to expect that they have taken all possible precautions to help you avoid being hurt in an accident due to improper maintenance or structural issues. In the event that you are hurt due to a hazard on someone else’s property, then you may be entitled to compensation for their negligence.
Georgia imposes strict liability on dog owners for the actions of their animals, but unlike other states that have a “one bite” rule, Georgia requires that the animal has shown aggression in the past before the owner is held legally accountable. This means that if you are hurt in a dog attack by an animal that has never shown any sign of aggression before, your legal process will be much more complicated than if you were attacked by a historically-dangerous dog.
When someone acts negligently, recklessly, or maliciously and causes an accident, they are liable for the damages caused to the victim. If, however, the victim is killed in the accident, then there are additional complexities with the lawsuit, such as who will seek compensation from the responsible party with the help of an estate representative and a Georgia wrongful death attorney.
When you use a product, you are protected from avoidable injury by things like warnings and safety manuals, as well as the long and complex process of designing, manufacturing, quality checking, and all other steps along the supply chain intended to keep you safe. If you are injured by a product for a reason that was out of your control, then you may be eligible to seek compensation from any number of companies along the supply chain.