Attorney for Serious Injury Accident Victims in Georgia
In a matter of seconds, a serious injury can change your life forever. Helping negligence victims in Georgia since 1997, Atlanta serious injury attorney Terrence R. Bethune understands the difficulties encountered by people who have been in severe accidents. If you have suffered a serious injury that was caused by someone else, contact our office to start putting your life back together. We will help you fight to hold the responsible parties accountable, and seek the compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Serious Injuries Are Devastating
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, three of the top four leading causes of non-lethal injury in 2012 were falls, blunt object strikes, and motor vehicle accidents. Although some of these accidents were minor, all accidents can cause serious injuries. A simple fall can be devastating if a person lands on his head or neck. Likewise, a 5,000 pound vehicle can exert a large amount of force even if it is moving relatively slowly. The medical costs of a serious injury can reach tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars and devastatingly impact a family’s finances.
People who have suffered serious injuries because of another person’s negligence have the right to seek compensation for the injuries they sustained.
Victims of Serious Injuries Have Rights
Georgia law allows victims of negligence to protect their rights by filing a lawsuit that seeks damages to compensate them for their injuries. To be successful in a legal action alleging negligence, the victim must demonstrate the following essential elements:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care;
- The defendant breached this duty; and
- The defendant’s failure to fulfill this duty caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
Compensatory and Punitive Damages May be Available
Victims of serious injuries can be entitled to compensation if they bring a valid negligence, premises liability, or other injury claim. A plaintiff who brings a successful negligence lawsuit may be awarded economic and noneconomic compensatory damages. Economic damages include hospital bills, property damages, and lost wages from missed work. Noneconomic damages are those that are harder to calculate, such as emotional distress or pain and suffering.
In some cases, plaintiffs are entitled to punitive damages, but these are limited to certain types of incidents, like when the defendant acts maliciously or with reckless disregard for the consequences of his actions. Ask Attorney Terrence R. Bethune about the damages to which you may be entitled.
Trust Your Injury Case to an Experienced Lawyer
Victims of serious injuries face a long road to recovery, but Georgia law allows them to seek compensation to help get them back to the point they were at before the injury. If you have been seriously injured because of another person’s actions, Atlanta serious accident injury lawyer Terrence R. Bethune can help. He has helped countless accident victims protect their rights after they have suffered severe harm due to the carelessness of another. To put his many years of experience to work for you, call (404) 875-7800 or fill out our online contact form.