Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
Since 1997, the Law Office of Terrence R. Bethune has helped injured Georgians recover substantial monetary awards for their personal injuries and pain and suffering. Founded by Atlanta personal injury lawyer Terrence R. Bethune, the firm serves clients all over Georgia who have been injured by car or truck accidents, sustained the wrongful death of a family member, or who’ve been injured through the negligence of another person or entity.
Our firm dedicates its entire practice to the litigation and resolution of personal injury claims and therefore has experience in many different types of injury cases. If you have been injured are wondering whether you can file a lawsuit to recover damages, contact our office for a free consultation.
Aggressive Car Accident Litigator
Terrence R. Bethune has extensive experience litigating car accident claims. Generally, these claims are brought as negligence lawsuits against the driver who caused the accident. In order to bring a successful negligence suit, the plaintiff must prove the following elements: that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to act reasonably (which all drivers are required to do under Georgia law), that the defendant breached that duty, and that the defendant’s actions caused injury to the plaintiff. Pursuant to this standard, drivers who choose to text behind the wheel or drink and drive may be liable to the people they injure.
For legal purposes, “injury” can mean more than just bodily injury; the term refers to all of the losses the plaintiff suffered as a result of the defendant’s actions. Therefore, plaintiffs who win a negligence case can recover damages for all costs associated with the accident — hospital bills, damage to their vehicle, lost wages, and even non-economic damages such as mental anguish. Some plaintiffs may also be eligible to receive punitive damages. Our firm will work hard to determine what damages you may be entitled to and fight for the money that you deserve.
Knowledgeable Truck Crash Lawyer
The Law Office of Terrence R. Bethune has helped countless Georgians deal with the aftermath of a truck accident. A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. Such a vehicle can cause major damage and serious personal injury in an accident. If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, it is important to contact a seasoned attorney.
Between the trucking company that avoids admitting liability and the insurance company that refuses to pay, litigating truck accident cases can be a complex endeavor. Most truck accident lawsuits allege negligence on the part of one or more of the involved parties, and investigating the cause of the accident and determining who holds liability is a task that inexperienced attorneys might not be up to. Between inattentive drivers, failed maintenance procedures, and unsafe driving practices, the causes of a truck accident may be numerous.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, we can help you recover the compensatory damages to which you may be entitled. In addition, punitive damages may be available to some plaintiffs, especially in accidents where drugs or alcohol are involved, as these accidents are not capped by Georgia’s punitive damages statute.
Skilled Wrongful Death Attorney
Those of us who have lost a family member know the pain that it brings, especially if your loved one died unexpectedly and due to the fault of another. The Law Office of Terrence R. Bethune and his skilled team of professionals have significant years of experience litigating wrongful death cases in Georgia. If a family member of yours has been killed because of some else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to damages. Although money cannot bring back the person you loved, it can ease the financial burden of losing a family’s breadwinner.
Georgia law allows wrongful death plaintiffs to seek damages that are intended to compensate for the full value of the decedent’s life. This includes economic damages such as lifetime earnings and also non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
Let Us Do the Work
Dealing with a personal injury or the death of a family member is a trying experience. Atlanta personal injury attorney Terrence R. Bethune has helped thousands of satisfied clients get through these difficult times. Our office will go to work to get you the compensation that you deserve and let you focus on healing and putting your life back together. If your injuries are the fault of another person, call (404) 875-7800 or email us to schedule a free consultation.