Dedicated Newnan Personal Injury Lawyer Advocating for Injured Accident Victims in GA
Our law firm is experienced in holding negligent parties accountable
Recovering from injuries sustained in an accident can be lengthy and expensive. However, if the accident was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to money damages to compensate you for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering. The Law Office of S. Mark Mitchell, LLC champions the rights of accident victims throughout the Newnan and south Atlanta area. I am well-versed in all aspects of negotiation and litigation of Georgia personal injury cases. You can rely on my personal attention to your claim and my dedicated efforts in obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Effective lawyer provides skillful representation in a range of accident claims
The most common personal injury claims involve car accidents, motorcycle accidents and slips and falls. No matter the type of accident, if it was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person or entity, you have the right to pursue financial compensation. I will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to determine if you have a valid claim and then pursue it vigorously in order to obtain the maximum damages possible.
How to file a personal injury claim in Georgia
If you’re injured in an accident, your first impulse may be to file a claim with your own insurance company. However, your company will not cover losses caused by another party. You will have to claim against that party’s insurer, which requires showing that party was primarily at fault for the accident. Under Georgia’s modified comparative negligence rule, you can recover damages only if you were less than 50 percent responsible for the accident. Even then, your compensation will be reduced by your own percentage of fault.
As your attorney, I will investigate your case, collect the necessary evidence, file a claim with the other party’s insurer and work to negotiate a settlement that fairly compensates you for your losses. If a satisfactory offer can’t be obtained, the next step is to prepare for a lawsuit in state court. This also can involve disproving defendants’ claims that you were mostly at fault for the accident.
I pursue the maximum compensation possible for your damages
Compensation in personal injury cases is based on the losses a person suffers, as to both financial status and quality of life. The types of damages that may be recovered include:
- Medical expenses — You are entitled to the costs of emergency care, ongoing and future treatment, medications, medical equipment and physical therapy.
- Lost wages — You can recover for the wages lost due to missing work during your recuperation and for future lost earning capacity if your injuries have left you partially or completely unable to work.
- Pain and suffering — You may also recover damages to compensate you for physical and emotional anguish resulting from your injuries.
Additionally, if a family member died in an accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim for damages you suffered as a result, such as loss of support and companionship. In Georgia, survivors eligible to sue over wrongful death include spouses, children and parents. We can help you to understand what your claim may be worth and to assemble evidence in support.
Georgia has a statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims
You generally have two years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury claim. The deadline may be extended in certain circumstances, such as when the injured victim is a minor or is mentally incapacitated, when the at-fault party has left the state before they can be served with legal papers or when an injury could not be reasonably discovered right away. Nevertheless, since personal injury cases take time to investigate and prepare, you should not hesitate in contacting an attorney to pursue your claim.
Contact our knowledgeable Newnan personal injury lawyer to schedule a free consultation
The Law Office of S. Mark Mitchell, LLC in Newnan, Georgia wins compensation for accident victims in the south Atlanta area. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 470-344-8550 or contact us online.