The Law Office of Terrence R. Bethune and Associates has successfully represented thousands of injured victims and obtained millions of dollars in cash settlements for our clients.
Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
The Law Office of Terrence R. Bethune is a personal injury law firm in Atlanta that helps Georgians recover compensation for their injuries. Atlanta personal injury lawyer Terrence R. Bethune focuses 100 percent of his practice on primarily representing clients injured or killed in vehicle accidents, on the property of another person, or otherwise through the negligence or fault of others. Mr. Bethune has more than 19 years of experience helping thousands of injured and satisfied Georgian clients and is always one phone call away to help you get the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Victims of Car Accidents Can Recover Compensation for Their Injuries
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in Georgia. Drivers who make the decision to drive drunk or while significantly distracted increase the risk of causing injuries. Victims of car accidents have the right to sue the person responsible for the harm they have suffered. Most car accident lawsuits allege negligence on the part of another driver. To win a negligence suit, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed a duty to the plaintiff to act with reasonable care, that the defendant breached the duty, and that the defendant’s actions caused the plaintiff’s injuries. A driver who was texting while driving or speeding may have violated his duty to drive reasonably and could be liable to other injured drivers.
If a plaintiff brings a successful negligence suit, she is entitled to collect compensatory damages to pay for medical expenses, vehicle damage, lost wages, and emotional distress. In some cases, plaintiffs may also be entitled to collect punitive damages, which are intended to punish the defendant for especially bad conduct. Although punitive damages normally are capped in Georgia, there is an exception for incidents involving impairment due to drugs or alcohol.
Victims of motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, boat, and other types of accidents may also be entitled to compensation for their injuries if they were caused by the negligence of another person. Ask The Law Office of Terrence R. Bethune about your rights if you believe that you were injured because someone else was negligent.
Truck Accidents Require an Experienced Lawyer
Truck accidents can present unique challenges that car accidents may not. Therefore, victims of accidents involving a tractor trailer should consult an experienced attorney. With complex regulations and multiple parties involved, determining who is liable is a complicated matter that may require litigation and a hard fought battle.
Although many truck accident lawsuits allege negligence, the plaintiff must include all parties who may hold the liability for his injuries and investigate the possible causes of the accident. Some accidents may be caused by driver fatigue or unsafe driving. Others may be due to an overloaded truck or inadequate training. A knowledgeable attorney can help the victims of truck accidents recover money for missed work resulting in lost wages, hospital bills, emotional distress, and other injuries.
The Families of Lost Loved Ones Can File Suit
If you have lost a family member due to the wrongful conduct of another, we realize that no amount of money can make you whole or replace your loved one. However, a wrongful death lawsuit is the only way our legal system allows for the family of a deceased person to be compensated for their loss.
A wrongful death lawsuit belongs to the spouse, children, or parents of the loved one, and is intended to compensate them for the decedent’s death. This is a separate cause of action from a survival claim, which is claim the decedent would have had for the injury and belongs to the estate. This means that if, for example, your loved one suffered a serious injury and then died afterward, the estate is legally entitled to compensation for that injury, and the family is legally entitled to compensation from the wrongful death claim. If you have lost a loved one and have questions about your legal options, consult an experienced wrongful death group of professionals at The Law Office of Terrence R. Bethune.
Owners of property owe a duty of care to the people they invite on their property. This is especially true for business owners who host customers on their property to make money. Those injured on the property of another person may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries. If, for example, a customer is injured because of inadequate maintenance or negligent security on a business’ property, the customer has a right to compensation. Victims of a negligent property owner in Georgia are entitled to compensatory damages, and, in some cases, punitive damages.
The exception to this rule is workers who have been hurt on the job. These employees are entitled to compensation for their injuries; however, they must file a workers’ compensation claim.
Trust Your Case to an Experienced Attorney
If you have been injured though the fault of another person or entity, Georgia law gives you the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Atlanta personal injury attorney Terrence R. Bethune has more than 19 years of experience, and helping injured Georgians is all he does. If you or a loved one has been injured, call (404) 875-7800 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.