Suffering in pain after a personal injury can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally. It can be challenging enough to endure physical pain and discomfort, but add to that emotional pain like anxiety, fear, and worry about the future, and it can become nearly impossible to bear. Fortunately, you don’t have to face these circumstances on your own.
When you’ve been harmed through no fault of your own, your entire focus should be on healing and creating a pathway for a better future. The last thing you need to be concerned with is confusing legal procedures and documents. But make no mistake, the parties that caused your pain and suffering should be held responsible. And the right personal injury attorney can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love was recently injured due to the negligence of another party, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. Contact our Atlanta office today to schedule a free consultation.
What Makes Our Personal Injury Law Firm Unique?
At DuBose Miller, our personal injury law firm believes in holding negligent parties accountable for their actions when they cause the unnecessary suffering of others. We are fiercely committed to helping injury victims and their loved ones achieve closure through our strategic approach to settlement and litigation.
When our firm takes your case, you can have peace of mind knowing that we won’t allow insurance companies to take advantage of your situation. Our attorneys are formidable opponents with decades of experience that are willing to take a case to trial if necessary to get the best result.
Our attorneys also understand that personal injury cases can be complex and confusing. We take immense pride in educating our clients about what is happening with their case and keeping them informed throughout the process. You’ll never have to chase us down or wait weeks to hear back from your attorney. We make ourselves available when you need us.
Personal Injury Cases Our Firm Handles
Whether your injuries were the result of an accident, carelessness, error, or negligence – intentional or otherwise – someone should be held accountable for your harm. Our law firm understands that fault is not always clear, and damages are not always obvious. We have established a reputation for aggressively advocating for the interests of personal injury victims throughout Georgia. Some of the types of cases we handle include:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Crime Victims
- Excessive Force
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Wrongful Death
Damages You Can Recover After An Accident
If you’ve been hurt, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation from the responsible parties. Personal injury cases seek to compensate the victim for both economic and non-economic losses. We look at the following types of damages when evaluating the full value of a case:
- Economic Damages– Economic damages compensate you for the tangible expenses related to the accident. These include medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and the estimates of future medical care.
- General Damages– General damages give a plaintiff compensation for their intangible losses. Examples include pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and mental anguish.
Our law firm can never make any promises about your case outcome. Nor can we give an estimate of your case’s value without a thorough evaluation.
Georgia Law and Personal Injury Cases
State law governs how personal injury cases are handled. In Georgia, it’s important to understand that the law and time may not always be on your side.
An insurance company might try to allege that you were partially at fault for your injuries. According to Georgia’s contributory negligence law, you will not be able to collect compensation if your percentage of fault is higher than that of the other parties. Even if it is less, your compensation could be reduced if this law is applied unfairly.
You also have a limited time to pursue a personal injury case because of legal limits in place. For most personal injury cases, Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations. You should always contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your right to compensation.
What to Do If You’re Injured in an Accident
Immediately following an accident, you may be unsure about your next move. These are critical minutes, hours, and days that could significantly impact the outcome of your case. If you are able, here are a number of steps you should take to protect your health and rights:
- Stay Safe – Whenever necessary, get to a safe place to avoid any additional accidents or injuries to yourself or others.
- Check for Injuries– Take a deep breath and assess your situation. If you or anyone else is injured, seek immediate medical attention. Even if you feel fine, you should still see a doctor to document the accident.
- Call the Police– Someone should usually contact the authorities and request that a police report be generated.
- Document the Accident– Even if the police show up, document everything independently. Take your own notes, photograph the scene, and get witness contact information.
- Never Admit Fault – Avoid admitting fault to anyone or even discussing the accident in detail with anyone but the responding police officer.
- Speak With a Personal Injury Lawyer– One of the first phone calls you should make after an accident is to a qualified personal injury law firm.
Contact an Experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Today
Personal injuries can be devastating to victims and their loved ones on many levels. Medical expenses can be overwhelming, but the physical and emotional pain that follows an accident can be much worse.
You need an experienced legal advocate who is committed to defending your interests. The Georgia personal injury lawyers at DuBose Miller understand how difficult it can be to face life after an accident. We have established a successful track record of recovering full and fair compensation for clients in many types of personal injury cases.
We handle personal injury cases on contingency, meaning your initial consultation is always free, and you don’t pay us anything for our services unless we obtain fair compensation on your behalf. Contact our Atlanta office today for an appointment by calling 404-720-8111 or reaching out to us online.